Uses for Old Golf Clubs

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Every season the market is flooded with the latest innovative golf clubs. Every golfer wants to improve her game, and the fastest way to do that seems to be with a new set of clubs. That means there are a lot of old clubs sitting in garages, basements and storage rooms. Get those clubs out and put them to some new uses. Before reusing any golf clubs, make sure they aren't vintage or antiques.

Towel Racks

  • Golf clubs are longer than necessary for most towel racks, but they add a bit of pizazz to a bathroom in a sports-oriented playroom or basement. Attach the clubs to the wall with sturdy drapery hangers. Make sure that the U-shaped hanger is large enough to accommodate the golf club.

Game Room Decor

  • Hang clubs on the wall either vertically or horizontally. Groupings of five to seven are attractive and large enough to be noticed. One alternative to this theme is to spray-paint the clubs before hanging them. If you collect golf towels from tournaments, or golf shirts, use golf clubs to hang your mementos. Use an S hook to slip through the golf towel ring--use the other end of the hook to hang the towel over the club. Use a golf club as a shirt hanger by sliding the club horizontally through both sleeves.

    Use clubs as the basis for a floor lamp with a purchased lamp kit. Attach several clubs to a stand with the heads down, and secure the grips. Wire the clubs with the lamp kit and add a complementary shade. Woods work well for this purpose because they have a broader head to rest on.

Kitchen Pot Rack

  • Decorator pot racks hanging above a kitchen island can cost a pretty penny. Use golf clubs as a pot rack instead. Install two hooks in the ceiling, spaced about 12 inches apart. Hang a chain from each hook to the height you desire. Use S hooks to attach a golf club to both chains so that it hangs horizontally. Use another set of S hooks to hang pots from the club.

Kids Clubs

  • You can cut down old golf clubs to make a child's set of clubs. The club heads will be a bit big for a child, but you'll save money while you wait to see whether your child takes to golf. Shorten the club to the proper height for your child by sawing through the shaft with a metal saw. Wrap the rough edges with duct tape and apply new golf grips.

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References

  • "6 Steps to Design on a Dime"; Amber D. Barz; 2005
  • "Decorating Year Round"; Better Homes and Gardens; 2002
  • Photo Credit golf clubs image by CraterValley Photo from Fotolia.com
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