This makes for sad little clubs and sad little golfers.
Here are a few little friendly reminders to those who have left a club at a course (I have been guilty of this and will most certainly continue to be).
If you should bring a club other than your putter up to the green, leave it somewhere that will be impossible to overlook. I find that leaving the club on the flagstick is a good spot, for you are always going to have to put the flag back into the hole before exiting the green.
Keep a sticker around the shaft with your name, your phone number and/or the name of the club you belong to. This will hopefully expedite getting your club back into your bag, should the finders not be greedy enough to take it for themselves.
Count your clubs before and after you play your round. There’s nothing worse than to find out you’ve lost your club after you’ve played, especially in the car on the way home or at next week’s golf round.
And may the golf gods strike you down should you lose your putter… that is unacceptable.