Golf signs are an important part of any golf outing, because they tell people where to go and what to do. Notices of changes, names of sponsors, and directional/wayfinding signs are just a few golf signs you’ll need at any golf event. But how tough and durable do they have to be?
One of the most common materials for golf signs are the corrugated plastic material (Coroplast). While these are relatively inexpensive, we do recommend you take them indoors after your events are over. They last longer when kept inside — you can get them to last for a few years. But if you leave them outdoors 24/7, they’ll have a 3 – 6 month lifespan. Of course, it depends on how much of the elements the signs are exposed to in the first place, but keeping them indoors will always help.
Feather flags and teardrop flags are other common types of golf signs. These signs, typically made from nylon, look like a feather attached to a long pole, or curved so they look like teardrops. These too are often best stored indoors rather than left outside year round.
Single-ply nylon is a lightweight material that does not hold up well to the elements. It allows the wind to blow through the signs instead of tearing them up. Additionally, some local city ordinances require that businesses pull these signs indoors at night, so make sure you know what your local ordinances are before planting them.
Other golf signs can include vinyl banners, which hold up better in the weather, but should always be stored clean and dry when they’re finished. They’ll last for years and years if you can do this, and your Signarama pro can always change out any dates or outdated information.
In general, it’s ultraviolet rays, rather than heat that breaks down these different golf signs signs. The intense UV rays causes the ink to fade and lose its punch. The same sun exposure can cause also plastic signs to become brittle and break.
Wind and rain are also culprits of sign damage as well. High winds can cause a rigid sign to snap or bend. However, corrugated plastic and nylon signs allow the moisture to go right through, making them a better option where moisture is often present.