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What can I do with an old set of golf clubs...

Post: #18552 Stonehead
Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:55 am

...and a set of mouldering snooker balls?

I've had them advertised on our local Freecycle but no one wants them, although we've managed to dispose of everything else we didn't want. I'm quite proud of the fact that we throw almost nothing in the tip, but the junior golf clubs and snooker balls have me beat.

So, can anyone suggest ways of making use of them around a croft?

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Fri Apr 28, 2006 2:04 pm

Well I don't know what a croft is Stoney... but I figure golf clubs would probably be quite funky (or at very least somewhat eccentric) tomato stakes. At least you wouldn't have to chance poking an eye out when bending down among them.

...Maybe it is too cold to grow tomatoes there? Is there anything else that needs staking?

Here in Queensland they would definately lead to a game of Cane Toad Croquet, but that is another story. :mrgreen:

The billiard balls would maybe make a good fountain feature. I just love the ones where water tumbles out and over those big chrome spheres. Have you seen them? I was quite surprised to find out how easy indoor water fountains and features are to make.

On a more practical level, you could add the balls to your loo to limit the amount of water used in each flush.

It does sound like the perfect kit for a juggler... you sure you don't wanna learn to juggle? :geek:

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Post: #18574 Stonehead
Fri Apr 28, 2006 5:58 pm

Boots wrote:Well I don't know what a croft is Stoney...


A smallholding, worked by poor bloody idiot and usually owned by someone else, and barely capable of supporting subsistence agriculture. While we pretend to own ours, the bank actually owns 60% it!

but I figure golf clubs would probably be quite funky (or at very least somewhat eccentric) tomato stakes. At least you wouldn't have to chance poking an eye out when bending down among them.

...Maybe it is too cold to grow tomatoes there? Is there anything else that needs staking?


We grow tomatoes in our sun porch (glass enclosed verandah to the Aussies) as it's too cold to grow them outside. We run baling twine across the ceiling and then hang lengths down and tie the tomato plants to these.

Here in Queensland they would definately lead to a game of Cane Toad Croquet, but that is another story. :mrgreen:


So cricket bats are no longer fashionable, then? Or sporting? :mrgreen:

The billiard balls would maybe make a good fountain feature. I just love the ones where water tumbles out and over those big chrome spheres. Have you seen them? I was quite surprised to find out how easy indoor water fountains and features are to make.


We don't have enough water to spare for garden features. It's almost as bad here as in the west of NSW. :(

On a more practical level, you could add the balls to your loo to limit the amount of water used in each flush.


Brilliant - that will do the job nicely as we currently use half a crumbly brick. Many thanks for that. :cheers:

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Post: #18577 Andy Hamilton
Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:12 pm

Maybe a local school might make use of the clubs?

the balls could be put in a sock and used a weight, perhaps to keep a corner of mypex down?
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Post: #18580 albert onglebod
Fri Apr 28, 2006 6:51 pm

I suppose you could shove them handle first into the earth and cover your fruit or veg over with netting or plastic.Would the heads of the clubs stop them from poking holes in the cover?.

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Post: #18589 Stonehead
Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:04 pm

Andy Hamilton wrote:Maybe a local school might make use of the clubs?

the balls could be put in a sock...


Hmm, I think corporal punishment is schools is outlawed, but I suppose the ball in a sock might leave no visible bruising... :mrgreen:

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Post: #18590 Stonehead
Fri Apr 28, 2006 9:10 pm

albert onglebod wrote:I suppose you could shove them handle first into the earth and cover your fruit or veg over with netting or plastic.Would the heads of the clubs stop them from poking holes in the cover?.


I might try this, but I think I'll make a hole and put the heads in the ground. The bigger heads would be top heavy otherwise.

I did try giving the clubs to my boys, but that was a very bad idea. First, they discovered golf balls are very hard and therefore hurt your brother when thrown at him. Second, they decided golf clubs were well suited to whacking walls, toys, tyres and, finally, each other.

I think we'll forget the idea of them playing a nice quiet game of golf and let them stick to rugby! :mrgreen:

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Post: #18613 Millymollymandy
Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:26 am

It's just amazing that no-one wants a set of golf clubs! They are not cheap to buy. :shock: But then again, maybe the golfing fraternity are not the type to join the Freecycle group?

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Post: #18614 Stonehead
Sat Apr 29, 2006 6:56 am

Millymollymandy wrote:It's just amazing that no-one wants a set of golf clubs! They are not cheap to buy. :shock: But then again, maybe the golfing fraternity are not the type to join the Freecycle group?


They're a complete John Letters set and when I googled this morning I was amazed by how much they cost. I'm putting them around the cabbages today when I take off the frost protection and replace it with pigeon netting. They're going to be the most expensive netting posts I've had! :lol:

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Post: #18640 Wombat
Sat Apr 29, 2006 12:56 pm

My suggestions Stoney are to give 'em to the Sallys or pawn the bloodt things!

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Post: #19006 ina
Wed May 03, 2006 8:14 pm

Boots wrote:Well I don't know what a croft is Stoney...


The official definition of "croft" is: A small piece of land, surrounded by rules and regulations.
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Sun May 07, 2006 8:28 pm

Do you have any poultry that you want to encourage to go broody or stop eating eggs you could use the balls in nests as fake eggs.
I have to say I'd have stuck the clubs on ebay, if nobody wanted them for free I wouldn't be surprised if someone would pay you a few quid for them.

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Post: #19375 Stonehead
Mon May 08, 2006 5:15 am

The Chili Monster wrote:Battering annoying city types


:cheers:

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Mon May 08, 2006 3:04 pm

SOLD - Where do I put my order in?


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