Best ball mark repair tool

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  • BillyZ2BillyZ2 Members Posts: 5,248 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    T-MAC wrote:


    I've had a few fancy, expensive tools, but I keep going back to these cheap, plastic single post repair tools. I think they're the best.
    Sorry, but I don't really care for the single prong, I find they do not support the grass well enough when you try to draw it inward towards the ball mark. two prong works best for me.
  • WeekendWarrior1WeekendWarrior1 Members Posts: 41
    Hard to beat a Scotty Cameron tool after it has been used a season or two, gets all sharp and fixes ball marks like a dream.
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  • teejaywhyteejaywhy Official GolfWRX Curmudgeon Members Posts: 7,205 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    T-MAC wrote:


    I've had a few fancy, expensive tools, but I keep going back to these cheap, plastic single post repair tools. I think they're the best.




    Agree. These are the best mainly because they encourage proper technique.

  • aiyyeraiyyer Members Posts: 1,576 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I may have posted this already.

    A martini tee has been the best so far.
  • BillyZ2BillyZ2 Members Posts: 5,248 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    aiyyer wrote:


    I may have posted this already.

    A martini tee has been the best so far.
    they are also the best tee for teeing off with!
  • sharkiesjsharkiesj Members Posts: 3,035 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    BillyZ2 wrote:

    T-MAC wrote:


    I've had a few fancy, expensive tools, but I keep going back to these cheap, plastic single post repair tools. I think they're the best.
    Sorry, but I don't really care for the single prong, I find they do not support the grass well enough when you try to draw it inward towards the ball mark. two prong works best for me.




    I also don't care for the single prong. You reach into your pocket, feel around, and pull out a tee instead of the ball repair. Likewise, on the tee box you pull out the ball repair thinking it's a tee.
  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley Members Posts: 2,032 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    i like the pitchfix hybrid tool that i have. the problem is sometimes it opens up in my pocket. gonna try dremeling the button down a little bit so it's more flush to the handle. but i like seeing what else is out there. some cool tools out there
  • retepretep Members Posts: 639
    I got a pitchfix from a vendor. The thin, sharp two tines go in super easy to any type of green, it is the only divot tool i would ever buy. I realize i have never bought a divot tool as i went from cheap plastic, to metal freebees to the pitchfix. Pitchfix is my go to tool.
  • 4Eyes4Eyes Members Posts: 93 ✭✭✭
    This thread really annoys me -- 70 posts and not one has addressed the proper way to fix a ball mark.



    Whether you are using a two-pronged tool or a tee -- or worse, the smash-the-putter-into-the back-of-the ballmark-and-step-on-the-damage-technique -- the key to properly repairing a ball mark is to not break the roots of the surrounding grass. In my experience, most players that even bother to fix ball marks use the "pry" technique which breaks the roots of the remaining grass below and to the side of the ball mark.



    Of course different types of greens (Bent vs. Poa vs. Bermuda, etc.) will have different optimum repair techniques, but in most cases the "side-push" technique seems to be best.
  • DrudershDrudersh ClubWRX Posts: 2,963 ClubWRX
    4Eyes wrote:


    This thread really annoys me -- 70 posts and not one has addressed the proper way to fix a ball mark.



    Whether you are using a two-pronged tool or a tee -- or worse, the smash-the-putter-into-the back-of-the ballmark-and-step-on-the-damage-technique -- the key to properly repairing a ball mark is to not break the roots of the surrounding grass. In my experience, most players that even bother to fix ball marks use the "pry" technique which breaks the roots of the remaining grass below and to the side of the ball mark.



    Of course different types of greens (Bent vs. Poa vs. Bermuda, etc.) will have different optimum repair techniques, but in most cases the "side-push" technique seems to be best.




    I would suggest you start a thread titled "How to Properly Repair a Ball Mark" as opposed to commenting on a topic about the tools people prefer.
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  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley Members Posts: 2,032 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Mar 16, 2017 #73
    4Eyes wrote:


    This thread really annoys me -- 70 posts and not one has addressed the proper way to fix a ball mark.



    Whether you are using a two-pronged tool or a tee -- or worse, the smash-the-putter-into-the back-of-the ballmark-and-step-on-the-damage-technique -- the key to properly repairing a ball mark is to not break the roots of the surrounding grass. In my experience, most players that even bother to fix ball marks use the "pry" technique which breaks the roots of the remaining grass below and to the side of the ball mark.



    Of course different types of greens (Bent vs. Poa vs. Bermuda, etc.) will have different optimum repair techniques, but in most cases the "side-push" technique seems to be best.




    not the purpose of the thread. do you get annoyed with the "show me your putter" threads when people don't tell you how to putt?



    even worse, you don't even address the issue yourself! you just tell people what not to do and name a general "technique"
  • BillyZ2BillyZ2 Members Posts: 5,248 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    retep wrote:


    I got a pitchfix from a vendor. The thin, sharp two tines go in super easy to any type of green, it is the only divot tool i would ever buy. I realize i have never bought a divot tool as i went from cheap plastic, to metal freebees to the pitchfix. Pitchfix is my go to tool.
    Likewise, also I find like I get a much better grip on the device with its knurled sides and thicker body than a standard repair tool. Because of this, I feel I can repair the damage much faster and much easier which is better for everyone. My only hope is that I won't lose it.
  • SneakboxSneakbox Members Posts: 191 ✭✭✭


    I've got some beauties, including a switchblade, but the one I use most is the simple brass-colored one.



    The genuine Swiss Army golf knife with ball marker and divot tool is a little over-the-top.




    Love that Bandon Dunes logo'd tool. Nice collection!
  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,346 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    gtcmap1 wrote:


    Hard to beat those switch blade type tools. Been interested to try something like the spider tool.


    Sadly, dirt gets in them and they become a PITA.
  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers Posts: 7,253 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Wanted to order one of those torched Tyson Lamb tools. Sold out. Standard Stainless was as well.



    Jeez. Guess he's doing OK.
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    Hard to beat a Scotty Cameron tool after it has been used a season or two, gets all sharp and fixes ball marks like a dream.




    I agree. It's what I use and it makes the process quite easy.
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    Is the Pitchfix Fusion 2.5 available for retail or only in bulk as a promotional item?
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  • msh645msh645 Members Posts: 274 ✭✭✭✭


    Wanted to order one of those torched Tyson Lamb tools. Sold out. Standard Stainless was as well.



    Jeez. Guess he's doing OK.




    I want to order one as well. Any idea how often they restock?
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  • b.heltsb.helts Members Posts: 2,893 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    bigred90gt wrote:






    I bought 100 of those for $15 18 months ago and I bet I still have 50. Great tees. They work fine for fixing a pitch mark as long as the greens aren't super firm.
  • BillyZ2BillyZ2 Members Posts: 5,248 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    b.helts wrote:

    bigred90gt wrote:






    I bought 100 of those for $15 18 months ago and I bet I still have 50. Great tees. They work fine for fixing a pitch mark as long as the greens aren't super firm.
    I bought 5 Martini tees for $7 and they've lasted me two years now and I still have 4 left. Sort of untraditional looking to some golfers, but they are fantastic tees. They are longer than the one shown in the picture above and probably would make the perfect ball repair tool for those who like the single prong type. I prefer the two prong ball repair tools and especially like the pitch fix model.
  • b.heltsb.helts Members Posts: 2,893 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    BillyZ2 wrote:

    b.helts wrote:

    bigred90gt wrote:






    I bought 100 of those for $15 18 months ago and I bet I still have 50. Great tees. They work fine for fixing a pitch mark as long as the greens aren't super firm.
    I bought 5 Martini tees for $7 and they've lasted me two years now and I still have 4 left. Sort of untraditional looking to some golfers, but they are fantastic tees. They are longer than the one shown in the picture above and probably would make the perfect ball repair tool for those who like the single prong type. I prefer the two prong ball repair tools and especially like the pitch fix model.




    I vary tee height with my driver a lot. Martini Tee just doesn't do it for me. But man that is impressive to use one tee for two years.
  • BillyZ2BillyZ2 Members Posts: 5,248 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Mar 21, 2017 #86
    b.helts wrote:

    BillyZ2 wrote:

    b.helts wrote:

    bigred90gt wrote:






    I bought 100 of those for $15 18 months ago and I bet I still have 50. Great tees. They work fine for fixing a pitch mark as long as the greens aren't super firm.
    I bought 5 Martini tees for $7 and they've lasted me two years now and I still have 4 left. Sort of untraditional looking to some golfers, but they are fantastic tees. They are longer than the one shown in the picture above and probably would make the perfect ball repair tool for those who like the single prong type. I prefer the two prong ball repair tools and especially like the pitch fix model.




    I vary tee height with my driver a lot. Martini Tee just doesn't do it for me. But man that is impressive to use one tee for two years.
    I don't quite understand what you mean when you say the martini tee doesn't accommodate various heights? It's probably one of the longer tees available. I am actually on my second Martini tee that I purchased because I lost the first one.
  • aiyyeraiyyer Members Posts: 1,576 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    b.helts wrote:
    BillyZ2 wrote:

    b.helts wrote:

    bigred90gt wrote:






    I bought 100 of those for $15 18 months ago and I bet I still have 50. Great tees. They work fine for fixing a pitch mark as long as the greens aren't super firm.
    I bought 5 Martini tees for $7 and they've lasted me two years now and I still have 4 left. Sort of untraditional looking to some golfers, but they are fantastic tees. They are longer than the one shown in the picture above and probably would make the perfect ball repair tool for those who like the single prong type. I prefer the two prong ball repair tools and especially like the pitch fix model.




    I vary tee height with my driver a lot. Martini Tee just doesn't do it for me. But man that is impressive to use one tee for two years.


    I use the Martini tee as the divot tool and works great
  • b.heltsb.helts Members Posts: 2,893 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    BillyZ2 wrote:

    b.helts wrote:

    BillyZ2 wrote:

    b.helts wrote:

    bigred90gt wrote:






    I bought 100 of those for $15 18 months ago and I bet I still have 50. Great tees. They work fine for fixing a pitch mark as long as the greens aren't super firm.
    I bought 5 Martini tees for $7 and they've lasted me two years now and I still have 4 left. Sort of untraditional looking to some golfers, but they are fantastic tees. They are longer than the one shown in the picture above and probably would make the perfect ball repair tool for those who like the single prong type. I prefer the two prong ball repair tools and especially like the pitch fix model.




    I vary tee height with my driver a lot. Martini Tee just doesn't do it for me. But man that is impressive to use one tee for two years.
    I don't quite understand what you mean when you say the martini tee doesn't accommodate various heights? It's probably one of the longer tees available. I am actually on my second Martini tee that I purchased because I lost the first one.




    My bad. I was thinking of the martini step tee.



    I might try one next time I see one.
  • HazloHazlo Members Posts: 294
    edited May 28, 2017 #89
    When will the fusion 2.5 be available in pro shops or golf stores?





    https://www.pitchfixusa.com/product-category/fusion-2-5/
  • nospeedcbrnospeedcbr Bombs Away Baby! Members Posts: 200 ✭✭
    msh645 wrote:



    Wanted to order one of those torched Tyson Lamb tools. Sold out. Standard Stainless was as well.



    Jeez. Guess he's doing OK.




    I want to order one as well. Any idea how often they restock?




    Hopefully it's soon.



    I prefer the T Lamb divot tool over the SC one due it's weight and the pivot mechanism does promote poor technique with divot repair (as mentioned earlier, might I add in the wrong thread as well).
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  • toctoc Members Posts: 2,891 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Hazlo wrote:


    When will the fusion 2.5 be available in pro shops or golf stores?





    https://www.pitchfixusa.com/product-category/fusion-2-5/




    I ordered one on eBay
    Glove: ML
    Tees: 2 3/4
    Towel: white
    Repair tool: metal
    Ball Marker: largest poker chip in the world
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