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High Quality Golf Art, Golf Gifts, Golf Decor made by a golfer, for golfers, for the love of the game.
Answering the question, “what to get for the golfer who has everything?” since 2013.
Small Batch, Hand Made with Vintage & Salvaged Materials in Efland, NC, USA.
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Mark Cool is a North Carolina artist working with reclaimed wood and found objects. He is also a golf lover who plays regularly. Cool loves woodcraft, creative re-use and historic preservation. He has a passion for words and stories, and for lettering and design. All of these loves came together when he stumbled upon the idea of making reclaimed wood golf signs with a vintage golf club attached and a classic golf quote printed onto the wood.
He made a few of these at first, just for fun, and took them to the Durham (NC) Craft market where he used to set up and sell his creations most Saturday mornings during his first few years in business. The golf plaques (aka signs) sold right away and continued selling, at craft markets and then online as well. They also sold in gift shops and golf club pro shops.
Since selling those first few golf signs at the craft market, Cool has shipped thousands of pieces of his golf art to every state in the US and some to Europe and Asia too.
He has developed a habit of scouring thrift stores and metal yards within a 50 mile radius of his shop for vintage golf clubs to use in art. He’s purchased batches from private golf club collections too.
The golf artist’s work is available here on the website. (Shop link) He makes his popular golf signs in more than a dozen quotes in two colors and two sizes and a variety of designs. People buy them for birthday gifts, Fathers Day gifts, Christmas, graduation, golf nursery, golf weddings, Valentine’s, and lots of other occasions. A couple of creative women have gotten them for their husbands for their 6th, iron anniversary.
While his biggest golf art seller by far has been the wood golf signs, Cool also makes whimsical golf folk art pieces, like “birdies” made from golf club grips, golf tees, and leather from vintage golf bags and head covers. He makes golf tee mandalas, the first of which was purchased by the hit TV show, Hawaii 5-0 as a set piece for a scene. The artist also makes large wall art pieces using golf clubs, as well as coat & hat hooks and racks from antique wooden clubs.
The golf folk art and decor pieces are one of a kind and made in small batches in the artist’s Efland, NC shop and posted on the site as they are available.
Custom work is available too.