COLUMBIA, S.C. – March 18, 2020 — For some, wearing a cupon isn’t enough to get into the sport of golf.
For others, the sport is a necessity.
And for some, it is a luxury.
For one golfer, however, wearing cupon has become a way of life.
It’s a luxury item that’s worn by more than 10 million people in the United States, the world’s largest golfing nation, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.
“I wear it because I know I’m going to be in a bad situation,” said Andrew M. Fettig, a 21-year-old junior at South Carolina State University who plays on the Nike Golf Series team.
“When I’m on a course, if I get hit, it’s going to mean I have to wear a cupo for a couple of days.
It makes it feel like you have a plan in place.
And I know that with a cupono, you can go through any scenario that you have to.”
The cupon is an integral part of golf’s etiquette, with the name based on the shape of the golf club.
It is worn by players to show respect and indicate the player’s level of fitness and mental strength.
“You have to get a grip on the cupon and pull it out of your pocket,” said Jason M. DeMoss, a professional golfer from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., who plays for the Nike Masters team.
“If you don’t, you’re going to get put in a situation where you don,t have enough money to buy a pair of golf boots.”
Meyers, a 29-year old professional golber from Fort Myers, Fla.
said the cupono is also worn by golfers to signal to other players that they are at least as capable as the ones they are competing against.
“It’s just like saying, ‘I know you are a great player, but I can play better than you,'” he said.
Meyer is one of three pro golfers who wear the cupons, along with Fettigan, a 19-year veteran of the Nike Pro Golfers Association who also plays for Nike Masters.
“If you have any questions or comments about my wearing a piece of gear, feel free to ask me,” he said in a text message.