Cigar Aficionado

The Hole-In-One Cigar Holder

The disgruntled golf course greenskeeper has a lot on his mind. He has to worry about maintenance, changing the holes and rowdy kids carting on the greens, not to mention -- the plague of every greenskeeper's existence -- the formidable gopher. The last thing he needs is to worry about the damage from unchecked cigars on the course. So for the course's sake, your sake, the cigar's sake and greenskeepers' sakes, Hole-In-One gives us the Cigar Holder.

A simple tool, the one-piece plastic Hole-In-One looks like a golf ball sitting atop a tee — try not to drive it down the fairway. Through the center of the faux ball is a hole large enough to fit a 54 ring gauge cigar. Stick the Hole-In-One in the ground off to the side of the tee box or the green, and slide your smoke into the opening. Raised about two inches off the grass, the cigar will be protected from dampness, dirt and pesticides, and the grass will be protected, from the burning embers.

The greenskeeper will thank you.

The Hole-In-One cigar holder retails for $4.95 and comes with a golf tee and a smiley-faced ball marker. Available at retail tobacconists, sporting goods stores and golf pro shops. For more information, call 866-639-6020.

Photo by Jean Schwarzwalder