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Golf Gifts Galore

PGA of AmericaORLANDO -- No one every said golf was cheap.
Greens fees, new set of clubs, a dozen balls, golf gloves, shoes, three different putters, the latest driver, more balls, pretty shirts and khaki pants. And that's just for the golf course.
Away from the course the hits just keep coming, for a golfer can't help but filling his or her house with stuff that will keep reminding them of the love they have for the most frustrating of games.
The PGA Merchandise Show is no doubt a paradise for those who like golf accessories, whether it be in the form of memorabilia, books, sculptures, antiques, art - you name it - it's all here.
One of the biggest makers of these type of products is a company called The Bootlegger out of Grass Valley, Calif. Their incredibly vast array of inventory includes thousands of different book titles, from golf resort cookbooks and kids instruction books, to Ben Hogan's classic 'Hogan's Five Lessons,' along with Tiger Woods' 'How I Play Golf.' Complimenting their book collection is a large selection of videos and DVDs, many of which focus on game improvement such as Jim McLean's '8-Step Swing' and Rick Smith's 'Swing Tips for Lower Scores.'
The Bootlegger also offers up hundreds of different types of golf knick-knacks like key chains, clocks, golf board games, wine holders, pen and pencil sets and the list goes on.
Gotta Have Golf Golf out of Miami, Fla., focuses more on framed artwork and memorabilia. Serious collectors, historians and of course the average golf fan can enjoy many of the company's beautifully done works. Autographed photos of such legendary golfers like Snead, Hogan, Sarazen understandably fetch quite a high price, but the upside is hanging it up in one's billiards room and being the envy of your friends.
A one-of-a-kind large frame that includes autographed photos of Palmer, Hogan, Sarazen, Nicklaus and Woods goes for as much as $7,500. Many other offerings are of course more affordable and every bit a cool, depending on a golfers personal taste.
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  • Full Coverage of the PGA Merchandise Show