As the players arrive at The Country Club of North Carolina for the 73rd U.S. Junior Amateur, they will receive a number of greetings and gifts for making the field at the most prestigious championship in junior golf.
However, there is a special item that will stand out… one that extends far beyond golf.
In each player’s locker, they will find a personalized, handcrafted leather yardage book cover created in the Pinehurst area by Eagles and Angels Limited, which is run by a retired 20-year Army Special Operations combat veteran named Tom, who loves golf.
“When CCNC came to me with the idea, I was happy to help,” Tom said. “Our shop had never made yardage book covers before, but we felt like it was something we could do. It was also an opportunity to connect players with soldiers and share the story of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”
The yardage book cover includes a leather USA flag that is laser cut and stitched into the material of Armed Forces uniforms, that were donated by the soldiers themselves. The gift includes a shoe tag with the individual soldier’s story that shares where they served and what they are doing now. The players can connect to those soldiers through social media.
“I hope that the players cherish the yardage book and story inside and use it to make a special relationship with the soldier,” Tom said. “It is our goal at Eagles & Angels Limited to bring their stories out into the open and pay tribute in a powerful and creative way. I think these gifts will do just that.”
To complete the design the 73rd U.S. Junior Amateur Championship logo is on the back of the yardage book cover.
You can find the full story on the Eagles & Angels Limited, website: www.eaglesandangelsltd.com
By Taft Gantt