At DPGC we love simple, good quality.
And our mission is to help people like us, like you, find and acquire these things. Good quality, good value, genuine product, genuine producers with a love of golf built-in. Essentially these are just the things we love and use all the time.
One of the things we love is our friend Robbie’ scorecard holder.
It’s plain leather. Cowboy type leather; like Pancho Villa’s saddle, how you imagine Michael Palin’s passport holder; like Walter Travis’s gaiters - it intrinsically tells the story of everywhere it’s been with him. It’s taken on the contours of his back pocket, it fits his backside like a gaucho saddle. It’s epic.
“Where’d you get that?”
“I made it. No bells, no whistles, I just wanted something that was really mine and I could have for life, that’s what leather is for”
Cue long pregnant pause... a few days long.
I wasn’t going to ask but was he going to offer?
… “I’ll make you one”
So he made me mine.
It is glorious. I love my scorecard holder very much. If I had to choose to save my Scotty or my scorecard holder in a shipwreck, I would save my scorecard holder.
It is simple, unadorned. There’s nothing to break on it, nothing to go wrong. A single red stitch. It lives in my back pocket for a day or two a week and becomes more unique to me every time I play, our golfing history together captured in its complexion.
We persuaded Robbie to make 30* scorecard holders for the DPGC community
Each of the cowhide covers are cut, stitched and finished entirely by the hand of either Duy or Tam in Da Nang, Vietnam, where Doug, Robbie’s brother lives.
The holder is gloriously unrefined. The leather hide is simply tanned, not glossed or patterned, slightly smoother on the outside than inside. The cover is plain apart from the single red stitch, which holds the simple leather loop pencil holder. Also on the inside is the pocket into which you slip the card.
There’s no branding or other markings at all on the holder. Just a single red stitch.
However, the special thing about this scorecard holder is how it becomes so personal in the way it wears with you and the experiences you have with it. So we experimented with very simple discrete stamping on the inside to see if we could do it without detracting from the simplicity.
We can stamp your name or initials, or anything within reason for you on the inside pocket when you purchase if you would like us to.
We hope you love yours, as much as we love ours - and can't wait for the stories to build over the years of where these simple scorecard holders have travelled. From Vietnam, to London, to the links' of the World.
Please note - the leather of each scorecard holder will age individually. Once purchased, please note within the order of any stamping requirements.
The Scorecard Holder
All orders to the UK will be shipped with a three-working day delivery free of charge.
All orders to Ireland will be shipped with a three-working day delivery for an additional £4.99