This Golf Banner Weather Vane is handmade entirely in copper. We often personalize this banner to indicate a particular golf club, family name, or other affiliation. This is usually accomplished by adding optional gold and/or palladium leaf.
For example, we recently took an order for one of these Golf Banner weathervanes where the customer wanted us to add the number 19 to both sides of the pennant. This could also be accomplished by cutting letters or numbers out of the surface of the pennant, but keep in mind that the cutouts will occasionally read backwards as the weathervane sculpture piece turns in the wind. For this reason, most people opt for the gold leaf to convey a textual logo.
Because this particular banner weathervane has a tapered tip, hence less wind resistance at its outer edge, we rim the undulating surface with copper wire for strength. In contrast, with rectangular banners and their increased surface area, West Coast Weather Vanes often employs ‘boxed’ style construction for strength.
Another option available with our Golf Banner Weather Vane is a custom 4” diameter milky glass globe in place of the standard 2” copper globe. This white globe easily evokes a golf ball. As pictured here, our customer also had us fabricate an optional custom bracket (shown below the copper globe). For most weathervane installations, such a bracket is not necessary.