Best ball mark repair tool

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  • hanetrobhanetrob Members  103WRX Points: 62Posts: 103 Fairways
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    It's interesting that there are still differing opinions on how to properly fix a ball mark. Is it grass type dependent? One method for bent versus Bermuda? I was taught to stab the outer edge of the mark and rotate the tool slightly. Continue around the edge until it closes itself. It creates small holes no bigger than aeration holes and heals nicely.



    As far as tools go, I like the 2 prong steel ones but have to change when they get really sharp. It's too tempting to gouge my own eyes out when I miss a short putt!
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  • BYKBYK Cardinals NationMembers  2161WRX Points: 330Posts: 2,161 Platinum Tees
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    tjchamp wrote:


    I rate ball mark tools in 3 categories:



    Look, weight, and overall ability to dig into turf + repair nicely.



    My Tyson Lamb tool is best I've ever used, and certainly takes the Blue Ribbon in all 3 categories.







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  • islesmbislesmb Myrtle Beach, SC (from Long Island)Members  207WRX Points: 98Posts: 207 Fairways
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    Hazlo wrote:


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





    https://www.pitchfix...ory/fusion-2-5/


    I got one off of Ebay as well. It works great!
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  • hacker49hacker49 Members  587WRX Points: 134Posts: 587 Golden Tee
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    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




    I too have had a problem with it opening up on me. I hadn't thought to file down the button so it doesn't protrude so much. I guess I know what my next project is.
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  • hacker49hacker49 Members  587WRX Points: 134Posts: 587 Golden Tee
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    dirtyboy wrote:

    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.




    That's why I wipe mine off before I fold it back up.
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  • BillyZ2BillyZ2 Members  5248WRX Points: 2Handicap: 15.1Posts: 5,248 Titanium Tees
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    hacker49 wrote:

    dirtyboy wrote:

    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.




    That's why I wipe mine off before I fold it back up.
    I don't know why some can't figure that out?
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  • Bush PilotBush Pilot Members  261WRX Points: 57Handicap: 9Posts: 261 Greens
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    I love the switchblades. Work the best at repairing IMO, fold up nice and small, and if s**t goes down I know I can mess up a guy real bad with this thing. LOL



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  • golfdad907golfdad907 Play fast, have fun Members  3137WRX Points: 74Handicap: 4Posts: 3,137 Titanium Tees
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    This is the only Scotty Cameron product I can 'endorse'....the Pivot Tool is hands down the best ball mark repair tool out there, when used properly you can't really tell a ball mark had been left.
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    islesmb wrote:

    Hazlo wrote:


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





    https://www.pitchfix...ory/fusion-2-5/


    I got one off of Ebay as well. It works great!




    Bought one of these on eBay recently. Only a couple rounds in and the release button isn't working. Had great luck with other Pitchfix tools, so a bit disappointed.
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  • DelvecchioforzaDelvecchioforza Del Vecchio Members  85WRX Points: 0Handicap: gfPosts: 85
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    pitch fix with denver broncos ball marker of course to remind people who is the best in the nfl!
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    Picked a few of these up off Etsy. Super light since they are titanium only like $5 or 6 bucks.



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  • GaryKrGaryKr Members  6WRX Points: 22Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    hanetrob wrote:


    It's interesting that there are still differing opinions on how to properly fix a ball mark.






    Why not use the method recommended by the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America? https://co.monmouth.nj.us/documents/129/divot.pdf

    Or perhaps the USGA? http://www.usga.org/videos/2013/03/05/usga-course-care-video--how-to-repair-ball-marks-2204995528001.html
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    hacker49 wrote:



    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




    I too have had a problem with it opening up on me. I hadn't thought to file down the button so it doesn't protrude so much. I guess I know what my next project is.




    This. I no longer use my pitch fix as it comes open. In my experience, those newer models will be painful.
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  • caniac6caniac6 Members  3447WRX Points: 1,089Handicap: 4Posts: 3,447 Titanium Tees
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    Martini tee works well.
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    pitch fix with denver broncos ball marker of course to remind people who is the best in the nfl!




    Lol must be a couple years old then
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  • ShakesterShakester Members  626WRX Points: 146Handicap: 9Posts: 626 Golden Tee
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    I've been using a Scotty Cameron tool for the longest time. I've tried many of the folding kinds, some fancy ones but the Cameron is the one I like the most. Plus its super light.



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  • nixnix Members  1014WRX Points: 76Handicap: 20.4Posts: 1,014 Platinum Tees
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    lost my scotty cameron tool, only scotty thing I have and I loved it. I need to replace mine.
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  • 1puttTUT1puttTUT Lefty with occasional game Members  3689WRX Points: 306Handicap: 3.8Posts: 3,689 Titanium Tees
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    Shakester wrote:


    I've been using a Scotty Cameron tool for the longest time. I've tried many of the folding kinds, some fancy ones but the Cameron is the one I like the most. Plus its super light.



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    Best product SC has ever come up with :p
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    nix wrote:


    lost my scotty cameron tool, only scotty thing I have and I loved it. I need to replace mine.




    I saw Amazon has them now so I may pick up another one.
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  • DivinDaveDivinDave Longview TexasMembers  609WRX Points: 128Handicap: 13.8Posts: 609 Golden Tee
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    I have a couple of fancy divot tools but I dont use them. My brother gave me one of these things about 20 years ago and I found it to be awesome. Its light weight, fixes divots as well as any tool, and theres no reason to have a dirty groove if you have one of these. I lost the one my brother gave me years ago, and to replace it I bought a box of 50 of these things. I keep a couple of spares in my bag for just in case. You'll never catch me on a golf course without one.



    https://www.anypromo.com/golf/divot-tools/divot-duster-p606433?utm_source=PLA&utm_medium=PC&utm_campaign=606433&s=1&gclid=CJKd193jp9QCFQmFaQod4pkC8w
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    Experience - What's leaned just after you needed it most
  • glmglm Members  253WRX Points: 66Handicap: 5Posts: 253 Greens
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    ditto on the Scotty tool.
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  • cowbomb02cowbomb02 Members  111WRX Points: 39Posts: 111 Fairways
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    tyson lamb and scotty cameron. the design of the scotty makes it super simple which I'm sure most ppl know. sometimes I use my tee too.
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  • geochitowngeochitown Members  2246WRX Points: 327Handicap: 14Posts: 2,246 Platinum Tees
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    2bGood wrote:


    The Divvy tool is super simple in design, but I find it works better than my very good looking tools like my cameron.



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    I find this to be the best for me.

    Easiest for me to fix ball marks the right way with this one.



    And I use it in combo with this thing...the G-Clip (oh yeah)

    http://www.finetunegolf.com/Products/ProductDetails.aspx?ID=d9e47ca9-d3ea-491b-a334-7243927e5b16





    Be careful using it as a club rest (I've lost a couple this way, or at least have had to go back to look for it...)
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  • eppeyeppey Members  1237WRX Points: 60Posts: 1,237 Bunkers
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    Can't believe that no one has gone with the WRX tool? Good shape, size , weight, fixes marks well and the magnet is super strong. It grabs the coin when you drop it into your pocket.



    https://outfitted.golfwrx.com/products/golfwrx-divot-marker-combo?variant=27697458438
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  • geochitowngeochitown Members  2246WRX Points: 327Handicap: 14Posts: 2,246 Platinum Tees
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    nice
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    Lead Tape lovingly applied - Driver through GW
    TEE XCG7 Beta +1* to 11.5* - Testing at 43" w/ Matrix 7M3 stiff/Driver stand-in Wishon 919THI 13* Matrix 7M3 at 42.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 4W 16.5* - Matrix 8M2 /5W 18* - Matrix 8M2 stiff tipped 2" at 41.75"
    OR TEE XCG7 Beta 19* H - Fujikura Fit-on Red Stiff - 85 g at 39.25"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 22*H - Diamana Thump T93 Stiff untipped at 38.75"
    TEE XCG7 Beta 25*H - Diamana Thump i465ct 4i shaft stiff 38.25"
    Wishon 560MC's 5-PW (27,31,35,39,43.5,48) at -1/2" length KBS Tour 105 Stiff
    Vokey SM4 52-08F
    Cleveland TA588 57-10 (bent to 56*, so 9* bounce)
    Vokey SM5 60-07S  
    SC Futura X5r 33' flownecked by Bastain-cerakote sniper gray-silver dots-white flange sight line-SS Flatso 2.0
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  • Tab373Tab373 UKMembers  109WRX Points: 40Handicap: 8Posts: 109 Fairways
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    Got these to match my wedges.

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  • BottleCapBottleCap Members  1498WRX Points: 254Posts: 1,498 Platinum Tees
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    The Scotty Cameron tool is super easy to use
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers  1594WRX Points: 178Posts: 1,594 Platinum Tees
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    Pitch fix Works real nice, and they're fun to switchblade open when you want to use them.
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  • JagpilotohioJagpilotohio 45+ inch drivers are evil. Columbus, OHMembers  7281WRX Points: 588Handicap: 1.8Posts: 7,281 Titanium Tees
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    2ball wrote:


    No wonder my bag is heavy i have 6 of these things. The orange taylormade is too heavy so i dont carry that one anymore. I prefer the PG tool with the ball mark.




    I think I see a Mesa Verde tool there. My dad was a member. I have one of those hiding somewhere.



    Played a lot of golf there in the 90's. Good memories.
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  • WooPigWooPig ArkansasMembers  454WRX Points: 38Handicap: 5.7Posts: 454 Greens
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    I've forgotten 2 Scotty tools on the ground after using it to prop my clubs up. I didn't want to buy a third one so I decided to try the divvy tool... I'm going to end up getting another Scotty one when I get the itch to buy something golf related. I have just enough trouble holding on to the divvy tool to make it annoying.



    And yes, I realize how ridiculous it sounds to replace a pitch tool because I'm not good enough to use it.
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