Anyone who has ever tried to explode out of a greenside trap or thread a nine-iron between treetops knows that golf demands total immersion and an all-consuming passion. Ah, but how does the weekend hacker fuel that fire between rounds? With golf collectibles, of course. These sites let you play through the exciting—and fully stocked—world of links-related bric-a-brac.
This site dedicated to the history of golf equipment will tell you how much that hickory-shafted putter is worth and what you can expect those lopsided old balls (above) to fetch; it also has a schedule of U.S. collectors' events.
Visit the site maintained by pencil-phile Jan Knez to read an essay on The Joys of Golf Course Pencil Collecting, get tips on how to package and ship pencils, and find other info for when more than your game needs sharpening.
Fill up your cart at this on-line trading post, where you can order everything from vintage golf bags to commemorative event pins to brass golfer figurines.
sites we'd like to see
On-line source for U.S. golfers keeping tabs on the abrasive braying of Colin Montgomerie.
Real-time updates on Casey Martin's sponsors' exemptions and endorsement deals.