Sharpiegate Redux

It’s dumb to get worked up about dumb things, but, ever since I complained about golf bags that have pen holders (good idea) which aren’t deep enough to securely engage the pocket clip of the one kind of pen that all golfers use (idiotic idea), I keep noticing other golf bags with the same problem. Here’s one from Founders Club:

Callaway makes a bag with the same defect, and somewhere I have a photograph to prove it, but I can’t find it at the moment so you’re just going to have to take my word for it. People who say these slots are intended for golf pencils rather than permanent markers are wrong, because if you put a golf pencil in one of them you’ll need a surgical clamp to get it out again.

While we wait for the world to come to its senses, here’s a related question: Why doesn’t Sharpie sell its non-black markers one pen or one color at a time? If you want to mark your golf balls with, let’s say, a purple marker, you can’t buy just one, or even just three of the same color; you have to buy something like this:

Come on, Sharpie! You invented this market. Show some ball-marking leadership!

 

5 thoughts on “Sharpiegate Redux

  1. Individual Sharpie markers in every color you could want for $0.97 at Wal-Mart. But clipping them in your bag is another story…

  2. Good point David, thinking of center line marking on balls, I have asked a number of manufacturers if they could mark the center during production of the golf ball. None of them even bothered to reply, seems like a good idea to me.

  3. My Nike Vapor X bag pen holder fits perfectly, and I can even get two Sharpie’s into the slot if I want. I recommend checking out that bag, it is a superb bag for walkers…

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