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Here's a very golf way to show true loyalty to your favorite college team

By E. Michael Johnson

Blog-Florida-putter.jpgWith college hoops in full March Madness mode, representing your favorite school doesn't have to be confined to wearing a T-shirt or cap. Toronto-based MDGolf has a licensing agreement with 17 high-profile universities to produce putters that let you show your pride.

Each features a custom oversize grip with the school logo and a decorated putterhead.

Yet the club ($80) is not merely for ornamentation. Named Halo and reminiscent of Odyssey's 2-Ball, the putter is 34.5 inches long with a head made from stainless steel and coated with non-glare zinc.

Blog-Alabama-putter.jpg"We were determined to produce a putter that could be used on the course and not just look good in someone's rec room," says Dave Kornhaber, VP corporate sales for MDGolf.

Among schools in the men's Sweet 16, MDGolf has licenses for Florida, Kentucky and Baylor. For more information, go to