How to make a Nexbelt into a sport memorabilia work of art

Here's an idea for a Nexbelt besides just wearing one. For the sports memorabilia in us, we had a few of our players signed our golf belts. We sent them to our friend Bob at Second Story in Detroit, and they did a phenomenal job of framing our treasures. He ordered mattes that had textures similar to the belts which add to the luxurious detail.

So the next time you're at an event, have the player sign your strap. Use an excellent fresh marker. If you want them to sign on a dark colored belt, then bring a silver marker to make it stand out. Best day to do this is Practice Round day or the Pro-Am Day – usually Monday through Wednesday. These days are low-keyed, and the players are more willing to spend time with the fans. Snap a picture with your camera or cell phone, and you're halfway there. You can have the image printed at Costco or Sam's Club where you can blow up a photo to poster size for cheap! Remember the higher the resolution, the larger the photo can be blown up without pixelation. The pictures we have here are 12x16 for Furyk’s, and the frame size is 19 x28. Leishman’s frame is a tiny bit smaller.

The expensive part is the framing side, but some big national stores such as Michael's and Joanne's have 50% coupons for framing. If you’re handy with crafts, then you can make this yourself. These craft stores mentioned also sell shadow boxes that you can convert. The key is matting. If you have a mat cutting tool, you can create the professional look of a framer. If not, the stores can cut for you.

These make an excellent gift for that golf enthusiast in your life. They make a great conversation piece and look great hanging on the office wall. These are going up on our office walls. We did two versions of the Furyk, and we'll tell you why in another story.

 

Jim Furyk Nexbelt Ratchet Belt Plaque

Jim Furyk Nexbelt Ratchet Belt Plaque

 

Marc Leishman Nexbelt Ratchet Belt Plaque

Marc Leishman Nexbelt Ratchet Belt Plaque