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You've probably noticed Halloween candy taking over the aisles at your grocery stores...well, we've got some spooky golf gear at the bottom of this email that was released just in time for this festive season!

💰 If you're inside the top 125 you're having a great time

🎯  She makes 64% of her putts from 10-15 feet

👮‍♀️  Watch Phil, Bryson, and Rory get out of jail

⛳️  buy this little gem in North Carolina



Golf is a real smorgasbord for the senses, but it is especially geared to the visual. Case in point when playing a course, surely you notice:

  • the layout
  • the agronomy and the course’s overall condition
  • grandiosity (or lack thereof) of the clubhouse
  • the large number on the receipt of a must play track

We bet there is one thing that you don’t recall from your last round of golf played at your non-home track. The tee markers. Yeah, you heard us. The tee markers.

Who cares about tee markers? After all, even golf’s granddaddy, Augusta National, uses what amounts to rough sawn branches with painted ends.

Following in the flatulence trail of our recent discussion of professional golf’s must see trophies, we looked at other unique features of high-level touring golf, and we stumbled upon some of the best tee markers used for professional tournaments.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles Section: KFT BMW Pro-Am, Porsche European Open, LPGA’s ANA Inspiration, Turkish Airlines, Hero Indian Open, BMW Championship

Gratuitous Sponsor Section: John Deere Classic, Valspar, Barbasol,  Travelers Championship, Wells Fargo Championship, FedEx St. Jude, Waste Management Phoenix Open,

Organization(s) That Need No Introduction Section: USGA, Olympics, R&A’s Open Championship, The Players Championship,

Odd & Unusual (But Still Awesome) Section: Wyndham Championship, Honda Classic, Sentry TOC, Dubai Desert Classic, Sand Valley’s Sand Box

Our personal favorite, and not because of the link to its black and brown cock rooster trophy, are the Sanderson Farms markers; hand painted by patients at the local children’s hospital (the tournament’s beneficiary).

Due to the revolving door of sponsors for tournaments, many A-grade tee markers have been pushed aside. Fear not, we have donned our elbow length latex gloves and trolled the bowels of the internet for some of our favorites:

Wegman’s LPGA, Safeway Open, Navistar LPGA Classic, RBC Canadian Open, Constellation Energy Senior Players, Frys.com Open, Tour Championship,

We have surely overlooked some old classics and some newer tee markers, but it’s refreshing knowing there are more to tee markers than the painted logs or cement globe/cone/cube we have all rattled a tee shot (or two) off of over the years.

Does your local club have a skookum tee marker? Send it our way: News@TheStarterShack.com


  • Players making an annual loss: Bryson revealed on the Full Send podcast that if you're outside the Top 165 on the money list you're losing money! We've been outside the top 165, well, forever. He also said that if you're inside the Top 125 you have a great life.
  • She makes 64% of putts from 10-15 feet: good lord how is that even possible?! Inbee Park crushes her competition from 10-15 feet and to help put it into perspective...a PGA Tour player makes about 30% from the same range.
  • Old Dog meet New Tricks: Phil Mickelson wasn't just imparting advice as an Assistant Captain at the Ryder Cup, he was taking notes. Phil is hopeful for a Ryder Cup Captaincy in 2025 at Bethpage Black and he was taking notes on how Davis Love III united team USA.
  • The Rosey Snub: It seems all the guys that didn't get picked for the Ryder Cup are doing tell-all interviews...I think we're next. In the meantime, Justin Rose speaks out about feeling fine about his chances as he walked off the final hole at Wentworth. Came in 6th, eagled the last hole, thank you very much...but it was not good enough and it was awkward in the players lounge.
  • Gossip Alert!: Max Homa dishes on how the pros really feel about Brooks and Bryson. Was the whole thing a ploy? Was it all going to end in a Match in Vegas from the very beginning. What a hoodwink if it was true.
  • Own a golf course: here's a little gem in North Carolina for $1.3 million. Sounds like a sweet deal..it even comes with the grass. The reviews "it's a rough course with awful greens,” are not favorable but that means there's room for improvement. Imagine buying Augusta? There's only room to completely screw that up.


"We want a Cave Man with a club"

Here are some long-forgotten logos from PGA Tour events from the past.


Less is more but not in this case.

We're guessing that gapping your yardage wasn't as big of a deal back then.

"155 yards? I don't have that club! In fact, I don't many clubs at all!"


Phil drives it into the trees, big deal, he does it all the time. Buuuuuut then he pulls out driver again to get out of the trees.

Here is a look at some amazing shots of pros getting out of jail and saving the hole.


Phil drives it into the trees, big deal, he does it all the time. Buuuuuut then he pulls out driver again to get out of the trees.

Here is a look at some amazing shots of pros getting out of jail and saving the hole.


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