You could even decorate your tree with the little golf ball tees that are topped with Santas and snowmen. And a fun stocking stuffer is a stack of balls topped by characters of the season.
There are signed books from well-known writers including Jim Dodson who wrote the family-authorized Ben Hogan biography, and Jeff Miller who focuses on Mr. Hogan’s Dublin connections (this is a must-read for golfers and for Dublin historians!).
There are gadgets galore and silly desk ornaments for the golfer who doesn’t take himself (or herself) too seriously.
One of the most fun items would be entry into the 2013 Cow Pasture Golf Classic, tentatively set for June 1. This event, which is a fund raiser for the museum, always fills up so to guarantee your golfer a spot would make you a real Santa!
Stocking Stuffers for the golfer – from the Ben Hogan Museum of Dublin
BOOKS!!! Signed copies of Jim Dodson’s “American Triumvirate” (the story of Hogan, Nelson and Snead on the centennial of their birthdays) and Jeff Miller’s “Grown at Glen Garden” (the early years of Hogan and Nelson with lots of Dublin stories). Also Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf” (the all-time best-selling golf instruction book) and the beautiful coffee table book of “Ben Hogan: The Man Behind the Mystique.” Ranging in price from $25 to $60.
GADGETS!!! Digital Golf Pro, Multi-Purpose Golf Tool, golf bag opener, Lady Golfer piggy bank, koozies, golf ornaments for the Christmas tree, a desk set with pen and clip holder. Ranging in price from $5 to $20.
HOGAN MUSEUM SOUVENIRS: Khaki Ben Hogan Museum cap, 2-ball boxed set from Hogan Museum and a few original (used) Hogan balls (no longer in production so these are real collector items). Prices range from $1 to $20.
FUN SURPRISE: Entry fee into 2013 Cow Pasture Golf Classic. The fun event raises money for the Ben Hogan Museum and is always a sell-out. What a great stocking stuffer. Priced at $50 which includes entry and lunch.
FOR YOUR HOME OR OFFICE: Framed or unframed Paul Milosevich prints of Ben Hogan or the Centennial Trio of Ben Hogan, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead, all of whom would have turned 100 years old this year. The Milosevich prints are signed by the artist. Also unframed print of the most reproduced golf picture in history – Ben Hogan’s famous 1-iron shot at the 1950 U.S. Open in Pennsylvania – his first major comeback victory after the near-fatal head-on collision with a Greyhound bus near Van Horne, Tx.