|From the Inventor:
The golf club pipe originated over 30 years ago in a small workshop in my basement. It was wintertime in Iowa. I was a golf professional who had very little to do during wintertime in Iowa. I had clients who knew I could assemble custom golf clubs. During the golf season in the Midwest, I operated a golf club repair shop, specializing in refinishing golf clubs. Many golf clubs would break or crack around the neck of the head.
One day I was looking at the wooden golf head component and realized that with just two small drilling operations, I could have a pipe. Wow, cool. I made about ten of these for my friends from these broken clubs. Everyone loved them. I know of three which are still in operation.
I awoke one day in December 2010, thinking of those pipes. I lay in bed wondering if it could be done again. Wooden golf clubs have not been mass produced since the 80’s. Where could I get enough material to make a business of this? I got online and searched for wooden golf club heads. I searched garage sales, golf pro shops, anywhere I might find these rare items. Bingo, I found a supplier who had left over golf heads in a storeroom. Boy, were they glad to see me. I tinkered for weeks on function, design and cost. Now, its only a month later, and I have a finished, professional product. The only ones in existence, as far as I know, have all been hand crafted by me. The beauty of each pipe makes me proud. They are elegant and each is uniquely hand made from genuine USA persimmon wood or a laminated maple.
Big Hitter Golf Pipes are hand crafted tobacco pipes made from wooden golf club heads. Very few are exactly the same. They are made from genuine USA Persimmon wood or laminated maple. Great time and effort is taken with each pipe. They can be made with a recessed bowl which is bored into the head, or with a coupler with a standard metal smoking bowl or wooden bowl. There are three models, Blackie, Big Red and the Blonde Bomber.