The Worst Golf Outing Prize Of All Time

Have you ever played in an golf outing that gave out terrible prizes or goodie bags?

See if you can top this:

In my previous job at an advertising agency, I played in a golf outing hosted by one of our clients, a food company.

On one of the par threes, I hit a perfect 6-iron to about four feet and proceeded to win the closest-to-the-pin prize.

My colleagues could barely contain their laughter when they told me what I’d won:

My prize was a year’s supply of...lima beans.

(I assume you've had 'em, so you know it was effectively a lifetime supply.)

This definitely trumped my previous "worst golf prize/gift," a hideous Michelob Ultra-logoed golf bag.

If those lima beans aren't the worst golf outing prize ever, I don’t know what is. But if you can top it in the comments, I’ll send you a can!

If there’s a happy ending to this story, it’s the comfort of knowing that not every golf tournament gift or prize is a dud.

In fact, a lot of them can be pretty useful.

For example, my current rain suit is a hand-me-down from the “swag bag” at a corporate golf outing my father attended some years ago.

And my go-to reversible windbreaker came from a pro-am my father played in back when the Travelers Championship was still known as the Greater Hartford Open.

I got to tag along with him that day and remember how much fun it was being inside the ropes at a PGA Tour event. Putting it on always brings good memories.

Speaking of memories, I'd love to hear yours -- what are the best and worst outing or tournament prizes/gifts you've received?

Please share your thoughts or read what others are saying below.

Tim Gavrich is a Senior Writer for Golf Advisor and the Managing Editor of the Golf Vacation Insider newsletter. Follow him on Twitter @TimGavrich and on Instagram @TimGavrich.
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