Golf Bags & Billboards

Michael Allen's Golf BagEver since Rodney Dangerfield cranked up some Journey and poured himself a draft from his golf bag in Caddyshack, golfers have dreamed of adding custom gadgets to their own bags. And while a club ejection system may not be in the works just yet, PGA’r Michael Allen has taken an important first step by installing a flat-screen TV display in his golf bag.

Partnered with an upstart advertising dot-com, Allen’s bag now can rotate through several sponsor’s ads as he makes his way around a golf course – kind of like those banners behind home plate when a baseball game is on TV, but on his caddy’s back.

From what I can tell, it’s not a very big or bright picture, so I really don’t know how effective it’s going to be. It’s certainly raised Allen’s profile, but I can’t see too many other golfers opting for this installation in their own bag. What’s your take? Think we’ll see more video-enhanced golf bags on the fairways anytime soon?

~Scratch the Golfin’ Caveman

PS: What would YOU add to your golf bag if you had unlimited time, talent and budget? I’m split between a barbecue and a massage chair!

3 thoughts on “Golf Bags & Billboards

  • November 6, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    I would not opt for the TV display on a golf bag, it doesn’t look visible enough, unless fairly close to it.

    What would I add to my golf bag?

    A new set of custom fitted golf clubs, which I’m sure wold improve my game immensely.

    ***Reply From Scratch***
    I agree, it seems like it would be kind of useless on a really bright sunny day.

  • November 8, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Butch Harmon, Hank Haney, et al. Rob Pierce

  • November 8, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    What would really be nice is if I could even buy a bag at I’ve been trying to buy the Ogio Kingpin all weekend. Out of stock already?!! Too bad. Guess I’ll have buy it elsewhere.

    ***Response from Scratch***
    Hey Diane, as you noticed those bags proved to be pretty popular with my Rock Heads. Sorry to hear you missed out, unfortunately it happens from time to time at The Cave. Being a discount, closeout type of caveman, stuff flies in and out quicker than you might think! As a matter of fact, if you’re looking at an item, it could be the VERY LAST ONE I have available! But right this minute I’m working on a way to let my Rock Heads know when the item they’re looking at is almost sold out, and it shouldn’t be too much longer before it’s in place.


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