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Yard Art Made From Golf Clubs

By Michaelyn Erickson
Golfers will love yard art dedicated to their favorite sport.
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There are outdoor uses for old golf clubs and especially for those who love the game of golf. Old clubs shine when integrated creatively with a garden. Yard art made of old clubs doesn’t just say, "We recycle," it also says, "We love golf." As the years pass, the clubs will rust but don’t worry. The old metal will not harm plants. Through the years the rust will actually break down and add nutrients to the soil.


Hold clubs upside down. Arrange them with the heads together in a straight line so that the heads are touching and the handles point toward the ground. The handles do not touch because the head is too thick. Bury the handles in rocks, soil or a mixture until the fence is the height that you want it. It will not be too tall, less than the height of a club. This is an option that requires no alteration of the clubs.


Old golf clubs laid layer upon layer form a lattice formation that climbing plants love. At the cross sections, wrap rope around both clubs until the structure feels solid. Lean it against your house and direct climbing plants toward it to hide cement or chipped paint. Arrange the clubs so that all the heads are at the top. They add character and you can tell what it is made of.


A yard sculpture is an attractive addition to a garden. With a small torch and some time you can transform old golf clubs into whimsical garden decorations. Artists like JB Madison work with recycled metals and have made a business out of creating golf club sculpture. Four to six old clubs bent at 90 degree angles and arranged to form a basket turn into a flower planter.

Coat Rack

The heads of gold clubs are knobby. Sever the clubs just below the rubber part of the handle so that only metal and head remains. Discard the rubber handles. Drill holes in a log that stands on end or a board that you can hang on the wall. Place the severed ends of the clubs into the holes you drilled and glue them so the heads face upward. These coat racks tell friends and neighbors how much you love golf and recycling.


Use old golf clubs to mark the rows of your garden after planting. Place two of them a foot apart and hang a hand painted wooden sign on them to tell you what is planted in that row. When the handles are buried the heads of the golf clubs are angled perfectly for sign hanging. Drill two holes in a wooden sign and string rope through them. Tie the rope around the heads of the clubs.


About the Author


Michaelyn Erickson has been writing since 2005 and has been published regularly in a variety of northwest publications. She has written a science fiction novel and is now working on a children's book series. Michaelyn attends Evergreen State College where she is pursuing a degree in sustainable living.