The fine folks over at http://www.startercoin.com/ were nice enough to send me a sample of their product to test out as I finally got out from under Mother’s Nature’s cold, harsh winter blanket and saw the green grass of the golf course for the first couple times this season.
Dubbed by its maker as “The gentleman’s way to start the gentleman’s game,” the product is a coin that you can keep in your golf bag to determine who is the lucky person in your group to start things off on the first tee, and then also tells you who will hit second, third and fourth. We have all been on the first tee trying to decide who is going to hit – each looking at each other silently imploring the others to take one for the team and lead things off. We have also probably all been in the situation where using the tee method to determine the order leads to confusion rather than clarity, as debate ensues over who is supposed to go when the tee is pointing directly in between two people. The Starter Coin solves all of those problems. You flip it and it will tell you who is off the tee in what order. It is a simple and fun product. There is also a ball marker on there for good measure, and you can choose the saying that appears on the marker, picking from things like, “No Putts, No Glory” or “That’s How I Roll.”
I have broken the Starter Coin out a few times on the first tee and the reception has all been very positive. It costs $12 and shipping is free, so it is an inexpensive accessory to add to your bag or would make a great gift for the golfer who truly has everything.
And best of all, my buddy Josh came up with another good use for the coin besides the first tee — at the end of the round, give it a flip to determine who is stuck with the first round of drinks!