Ever since competing on my high school and college golf teams I used to make circles and squares and other notes all over my scorecards to keep track of birdies and bogies and other stuff. At the end of the round it was so cluttered as to be almost useless. As they say, there had to be a better way. I loved golf so much that even at university I wrote a study about golf along with the service. This work made me love golf even more.
So, I designed my own scorecards with vertical columns on the left with headings “Hit Fairway”, “Green in Reg.”, “Up & Down”, “Sand Save”, “Other”. Then, by simply entering a “+” or a “-” in the appropriate column, it was a breeze to figure my success rate for each at the end of the round. There was also a column for “Putts” to enter the number on each hole. And it was all neat, organized, and easy to read.
It turned out that my golfing buddies loved them and started asking for some. So, I started printing copies and stapling them into booklets. To make a long story short, I ended up having them professionally produced into booklets of 25 and started selling them to pro shops and golf retailers under the brand name “The RoundFile”. And they caught on!
That was the beginning of Pin High in 1988. A couple of years later one of those golfing buddies, Denny Lanigan, came on board and suggested that golf club ID labels should be our next offering. I agreed, and we began by targeting private country clubs with the first fully laminated and die-cut custom printed ID labels for golf clubs. And yes, they were produced out of our 2-bedroom apartment in San Diego until we got an office and hired some help a few months later.
Since then, Pin High has serviced over 8,000 country clubs, pro shops, off-course golf retail chains, custom club makers and major manufacturers. Pin High Inc. has now sold over 2 million sets of Genuine Pin High Golfer’s Labels.
Thank you smart golfers everywhere!