OUR STORY

Every round of golf and every duck hunt have a story with a memory attached to it. Our hand-crafted Wood Ducks are a celebration of those moments. Share a Wood Duck with someone you love, respect and admire. Wood Ducks make great gifts for all outdoor enthusiasts. Hunters appreciate the different species of duck, and golfers enjoy seeing their old wood drivers given new life.

Our individually hand-crafted Wood Ducks are created by combining a vintage wooden driver golf club with a wood-carved duck head. The duck head is carved from basswood, colored with an oil-based stain and fitted with real glass eyes. The head and club are carefully matched to create a one-of-a-kind decoy replica.

Accompanying each hand-crafted Wood Duck is a brief historical background of the golf club head’s origin and description of your duck species.

Artist Jim Kasmarek resides in Wisconsin and is an avid duck hunter. His father was an outstanding golfer, so he combined his love of both to create “Wood Ducks.” The artistry is obvious…the personality and life experience is where the heart of the art lies.

What is a Wood Duck?

At Wood Duck Nation, we intentionally leave the old wood drivers “as is” to maintain their vintage integrity. Our wide variety of persimmon and laminated woods give a uniqueness to each of the wood ducks. Since wood headed drivers have been replaced by metal head drivers, all of our club heads can be considered vintage. However, some club heads are more vintage than others. Club ages range from the 1920s to the 1970s. Expertly combined with the correct duck species, each wood duck has it’s own personality and character!


Club head choices:

Vintage

1950s and 1960s golf clubs are made from persimmon wood and maple laminates. Also includes signature clubs by famous golfers such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, etc.

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Vintage Ducks

Limited Edition

1930s and 1940s era clubs which are the rarest. Most bottom plates are inscribed with driver, spoon or brassie. These are usually “plain” face and made with solid persimmon wood. These club heads are full of the character that comes with age.

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Fancy Face

The “Fancy Face” was an innovation in the golfing industry during the early 1900s. The colorful inserts were added to persimmon wood driver heads on both hickory and steel shafted clubs. These wood ducks are exceptionally beautiful and a favorite of golf enthusiasts. Due to the exclusivity of these club heads, please email jim@woodducknation.com for wood duck availability.

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Fancy Face

Mallard

Mallard
The All American Classic
Derived from old French, “Malart” or Wild Drake, the mallard is an exceptionally beautiful and classic referent for the duck family. One of the most popular in the Wood Duck Nation, its glossy bottle-green head and white collar are the true markings of a mallard.


Club Types
Canvasback

Canvasback
The Aristocrat
Referred to as “King Can” by hunters, this regal looking duck fits in almost any home decor. The canvasback is known for masking well into its habitat, and will surely make a subtle statement where ever he is placed.
*Hen Available – see Specialty Ducks


Club Types
Wigeon

Wigeon
The Masked Bandit
This strikingly good looking fellow is quite an American
treasure. His mask of green feathers around his eyes and the famous “bald” cream color spot makes it hard to disguise from the fans.
*Hen Available – see Specialty Ducks


Club Types
Loon

Loon
The Ontario Swimmer
With his very own “World Capital” in Mercer, Wisconsin, this sleek looking swimmer is favorite for anyone with a cabin. The mystical call of the loon summons the early morning hours of a still Northwoods lake. Between the color matching of the perfect wood and artistic flare, the loon is sure to be stunning and unique from one loon to the next.


Club Types
Wood Duck

Wood Duck
Woodie
The Wood Duck is regarded as one of the most stunningly beautiful ducks in North America. It is also a “perching” duck making them comfortable in trees as well as on the water. Truly a unique species of waterfowl.


Club Types
Mandarin

Mandarin
The Love Duck
The beautiful Mandarin duck can be found in Eastern Russia, China, Korea and Japan. In Asian culture it is part of Feng Shui tradition. For newly married couples the Mandarin duck represents peace, fidelity, and plentiful offspring.


Club Types
Gadwall

Gadwall
Gaddie
The Gadwall is a puddle duck that inhabits central North America. Also referred to as the “gray mallard” or “gray duck.” The unique wood grains accentuate the beauty of this wonderful duck. This Gadwall head is carved from uniquely grained basswood and is only available on a limited basis.


Club Types
Wood Ducks with Expression
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Wood Ducks with Expression
Show off your style!
• Handmade item
• Materials: enamal paint, golf club, carved duck head
• Only available in the United States.


Colors
Gadwall

Black Duck
“Ole’ Red Leg”
The black duck is native to the eastern North America. It’s scientific name is Anas rubripes. Anas means duck and rubripes is defined as ruber (red) and pes (foot). It is very close in shape to the mallard and is considered to be a prized game bird for hunters.


Club Types
Wood Duck

Fancy Face Mallard
The All American Classic
Due to the rarity of the club head, Fancy Face Wood Ducks are in limited supply. Please email jim@woodducknation.com to verify current inventory.


Wood Duck

Fancy Face Canvasback
The Aristocrat
Due to the rarity of the club head, Fancy Face Wood Ducks are in limited supply. Please email jim@woodducknation.com to verify current inventory.


Wood Duck

Fancy Face Widgeon
The Masked Bandit
Due to the rarity of the club head, Fancy Face Wood Ducks are in limited supply. Please email jim@woodducknation.com to verify current inventory.


Wood Duck

Fancy Face Wood Duck
Woodie
Due to the rarity of the club head, Fancy Face Wood Ducks are in limited supply. Please email jim@woodducknation.com to verify current inventory.


Wedding Ducks - Mallards

Wedding Ducks - Mallards
The All American Classic
Although not common place at weddings today, Wedding Ducks continue to be a  ceremonial tradition which is believed to strengthen the newlywed's relationship and build a strong, happy bond.


Wedding Ducks - Canvas Back

Wedding Ducks - Canvas Back
Traditional & Classy
A long-standing ceremonial tradition, Wedding Ducks come with a pair of ribbons and light-hearted instructions to help the newlyweds "cue into" their partner's non-verbal signals.


Wedding Ducks - Wigeons

Wedding Ducks - Wigeons
The Secret Lovers
A fun and treasured tradition, Wedding Ducks are displayed prominently in a couple's home. When there is harmony within the relationship, the Wood Ducks are oriented facing each other, bill to bill. In times of disagreement, one duck is turned away from the other as a light-hearted reminder that all is not well.


Wedding Ducks - Mandarin

Wedding Ducks - Mandarin
The Love Ducks
The perfect gift for both weddings and anniversaries, Wedding Ducks are a fun tradition that will bring joy and laughter to a marriage for years to come! Each pair of ducks comes with light-hearted instructions to help the couple build a strong, happy relationship.


Wedding Ducks - Mandarin

Wedding Ducks - Wood Duck Species
Top Hat & Tails
A fun tradition and the perfect gift for both weddings and anniversaries, Wedding Ducks help couples "cue into" non-verbal signals by letting the ducks do the talking. A subtle reminder that Wedding Duck communication is better than no communication at all!


Golf Shaft Wind Chimes Pyratone Coated
Golf Shaft Wind Chimes Pyratone Coated Golf Shaft Wind Chimes Pyratone Coated

Golf Shaft Wind Chimes Pyratone Coated
Outdoor accessories
• Handmade item
• Materials: pyratone coated, steel chime, ceramic top piece, ceramic wind catch
• Only available in the United States.


Motif Options
Golf Shaft Wind Chimes Nickel Plated
Golf Shaft Wind Chimes Nickel Plated Golf Shaft Wind Chimes Nickel Plated

Golf Shaft Wind Chimes Nickel Plated
Outdoor accessories
• Handmade item
• Materials: pyratone coated, steel chime, ceramic top piece, ceramic wind catch
• Only available in the United States.


Motif Options
Wood Ducks with Expression
Wood Ducks with Expression Wood Ducks with Expression

Vintage Leather Golf Club Bottle Opener
Unique eclectic style
• Vintage handmade item from the 1950s
• Materials: golf club, bottle opener, leather, vintage, metal
• Only available in the United States.


Quantity
Mallard

Wood Duck Bookends
Maple or Cherry Wood
For an additional cost you can have your wood duck made into a bookend. These handsome bookends have a special pin design which allows the wood ducks to be removed for viewing and then replaced with stability. Each bookend features a laser engraved carving of cattails. Choose between Canvasback, Mallard, Wigeon and Loon wood ducks or a combination of any two.


Club Types
Hens

Hens
Specialty Item
Make the perfect pair by accompanying your Mallard, Canvasback or Wigeon with the matching hen.

Hens sell out quickly and quantities are limited. These items are available on a first come first serve basis.

Please email jim@woodducknation.com to verify current inventory and item availability.

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Hens

Woodrow The Whale
Specialty Item
This exotic piece of art is made from a hand-carved whale tail from the Pacific island Bali. Using tropical Suar Wood, these handsome tails are expertly attached to the vintage wood drivers creating a whimsical conversation peice.

The "Whale Golf Club" is a creative addition to our family of "Wood Ducks". Quantities are limited. These items are available on a first come first serve basis.

Please email jim@woodducknation.com to verify current inventory and item availability.

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Wood Duck Custom Club Carrier
Wood Duck Custom Club Carrier Wood Duck Custom Club Carrier

Vintage Club Carrier
Unique eclectic style
Our Club Carrier is a replica of the antique club carriers used in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In those days players usually used 4-5 clubs to play a round of golf. The old duffers would forgo a traditional golf bag and use these carriers. The leather bag was for an extra ball and some tees. The Club Carrier is handmade using a solid oak handle, genuine leather straps, and a leather skin bag. Considered to be functional art, these carriers have a variety of uses including and not limited to hickory shaft tournament or league play, displays for hickory shafted club decorations and modern day driving range club carrier.


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Great ideas from Wood Duck Nation

Grandpa’s clubs sitting in a closet? Your childhood set of clubs in the attic? Have them made into wood ducks for all to enjoy. After a brief consultation with Artist Jim Kasmarek, you can choose the duck species that best matches your clubs. Then send him the clubs and he will create your personal wood duck for a family heirloom that will last for generations. Email jim@woodducknation.com for more information on how you can get started.

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