Golf is one of the United States favorite pastimes. Although the origin of golf is highly debated, the sport as we know it can be traced to 15th-century Scotland. Golf was initially banned in Scotland during the mid-15th century because of impending war with England. It was seen as a distraction from archery and preparation for war. Thankfully the ban was not strictly enforced and golf continued to grow in popularity to be enjoyed by the elite of the British Empire.

The game of golf would remain a rather exclusive sport due the expensive nature of the wooden clubs and balls made with tightly compressed feathers wrapped in horse hide. It was not until when metal club heads and shafts were mass produced by production lines that the sport would become more affordable. The introduction of a solid rubber and dimpled ball allowed for golfers to hit the ball further than ever before. The growth of railways across England would also allow for tourism and travel to the growing number of golf courses.

The rest, as they say, is history. Golf clubs were formed and events like the British Open were established, allowing golf to become a professional sport. Golf grew equally in popularity in India and the United States. By 1900, there were 1000 golf clubs in the USA and the sport was also an addition to the Olympics. Golf had transformed from the British pastime to the world’s favorite pastime.

Although technology has advanced the game of golf has held a strong foothold in the hearts of Americans. The game can be played with colleagues or friends. A beautiful golf  statue can act as an excellent gift. The Bronzed Metal Golfer On Marble Base Statue is a striking example of a trophy or corporate gift. This golf sculpture is available in three different sizes.

Contemporary Golf aficionados will also love garden decor items like the Large Golf Ball Sculpture, and the equally gorgeous Fountainette Golf Fountain With Light. If such golf garden decor might be a bit too contemporary for the person in mind, there are plenty of traditional man and woman golfer garden statues to choose from. When picking one out, we just need to think about the colors, casting material, and types of decor favored by the person in mind. If he or she appreciates traditional decor, something like the Nostalgic Golfer Man Statue can act as a wonderful gift. If that person is interested in garden fountains, consider gifting the exquisite Classical Golfer Large Cement Garden Fountain.

 

Discover more high end golf statues and beautiful decor for every home and garden at Statue.com

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NFL Licensed Benches

A very special event is happening for my husband this week, NFL Opening Day. He gets almost as excited for the return of football as he does Christmas. This year has especially great importance; we recently purchased a new house and he has a ‘man-cave’ to call his own. This was a feature our previous house lacked thus heightening the excitement for the next major sporting event. Listening to him describe how he was going to decorate his new space in time for opening day got the wheels turning in my head. After doing some digging on the Statue.com website I realized, “We have a gallery for that!”

Here it is, the Statue.com Man-Cave Lookbook:

Number One Football Trophy

Showcase your stellar fantasy football picks with this football trophy. This would be a great accent to any big-screen.

Football Player Sculpture

Baseball Player Sculpture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These two sculptures capture the more serious, intense side of the world of sports. Both equally worthy of their spot in the man-cave.

Fisherman’s Mirror

This would look great behind the man-cave bar. It would be sure to spark stories of the fish that got away.

Boxer Butler

What better then to have Man’s Best friend serve you a drink. I can also promise he will get along with everyone on game day.

For more man-cave inspiration head on over to our website to view our fine gallery. If you have something in mind but cannot find it on the website, feel free to contact us. Our excellent products coupled with our outstanding customer service ensures Statue.com is the best business for statuary and other fine goods.

Reach us by phone Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (CT) 618-692-1121 or Toll-Free at 877-675-2634

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Send mail to us at: Statue.com, Inc., 100 N. Main St. Edwardsville, IL 62025.

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~Kristen