Find an old, throw-away wooden golf club, an old ball, some tees, and a scrap of wood. Do some refinishing, a little cutting, hole boring, and apply some epoxy glue, to create a bird. Themes work with a little decoration: the loon, the Marine [with the 'crop' of tees clipped to a buzz cut], the lady golfer [with visor added], etc.. Makes a gift, a unique tournament prize, or a tool to raise funds for a worthy cause.
Very little cost invested in materials. Old clubs can be found at garage sales, flea markets, or trash piles.
Old Golf Clubs Never Die, They Just Keep Making Birdies submitted by Paul Sherburne