As you can imagine, the flags that are actually used in PGA
Tournaments are very difficult to find.
Rarely are any ever offered for sale.
For every tournament, as many as 54 flags are made. If a hole number
is located on the flag, then 54 are usually ordered. This allows one to be
used and 2 backups for each hole. If each flag does not have a
hole number, then many less are needed. The extras are used if one
of the flags is stolen or is somehow damaged.
The winner of the tournament, or their caddie always keeps the
flag from the 18th hole. Nowadays, the PGA Tour collects the
remaining 17 flags that were used on Sunday. What happens to the
extra flags is different For every tournament. The winner occasionally
signs many of the extra flags.
Many of these flags are then given to top executives of the
tournament's sponsors and tournament officials. Some flags make
their way into thehands of Tour Executives and employees.
The course that is hosting the tournament sometimes gets a few of
the extra flags.
Tournament flags are extremely difficult to obtain with only a very small
number ever being produced. I have been extremely fortunate to get
so many for my collection.
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