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  • atomheartmotheratomheartmother Members Posts: 123
    edited Aug 31, 2017 #152
    Looks like it's on sale for $9.50. Couldn't resist. Thinking about that license plate cover and iPhone case now too...
  • Stephen1125Stephen1125 Members Posts: 431 ✭✭✭✭
    I've been eyeballing this guy. I like how you can use it as a club prop for your putter/wedge (which you can do with any two pronged repair tool, but the indent is cool). It just seems a bit pricey and just sharp enough to potentially puncture the old scrot.



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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Many cool looking bmrt's, and I think most of them work just fine. Although, I think the biggest issue with repairing ball marks is knowing how it is supposed to be done.
  • agoose10agoose10 Members Posts: 165 ✭✭✭
    Anything that is angled for me. Nothing too bulky as I keep it in my pocket.
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  • Stephen1125Stephen1125 Members Posts: 431 ✭✭✭✭
    Couldn't resist. It's bigger than thought it would been, feels very sturdy. 602517293b69ce75c8367c5bb937154c.jpg
  • benzenbebenzenbe Members Posts: 153 ✭✭
    smitty wrote:


    I have a few auto ball mark tools I use, had them since I started playing. Decided to give them a facelift. Sanded off the golf ano for a brushed finish. Ground off the brass button GT Knives logos and polished up the buttons. Made two Timascus inserts where the ball markers went, sanded flat and epoxied in as permanent inlays. Then made two clips and anodized some titanium screws I found to match. Finally I torched the forks to match the color theme best I could. I like how they came out.



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  • InterpolInterpol POWWWWWW Members Posts: 1,023 ✭✭
    Seriously considering getting this one, made from Damascus steel.



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  • SupremexxSupremexx Members Posts: 79 ✭✭
    cameron pivot or any variety of those switchblades with the ball marker magnet
  • fjkfjk Putt Putt Members Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 29, 2017 #161
    Pitch pro tool actually does the best job for me esp compared to the various two prong types like the switch blade pitch fix.



    It's much less traumatic and repairs the mark more cleanly. It's a little bit of a suped up golf tee but it works well.



    http://www.pitchprogolf.com
  • rickronerickrone Members Posts: 87
    Used Scotty ball mark repair tool since I bought my Scotty back in 2006. Still using it and still looks great. Like the bulge in the back, it helps to fix it better then one without the bulge.
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    fjk wrote:


    Pitch pro tool actually does the best job for me esp compared to the various two prong types like the switch blade pitch fix.



    It's much less traumatic and repairs the mark more cleanly. It's a little bit of a suped up golf tee but it works well.



    http://www.pitchprogolf.com
    I think two-pronged ball Mark repair tools work better than one prong tools, which seem to tear the grass more.
  • groachgroach Members Posts: 233 ✭✭✭
    I've used a few different ones over the years and the best one for me is the Pitch Fix. I walk 50 of my 60 rounds each year and I like that it closes up and fits in my back pocket. I use it for both repairing my divots and placing my club handles on when I need a wedge and putter around the green. I hate having my clubs directly on the ground because the grips get wet, dirty, etc. This tool is perfect, and light. Can't stand heavy divot tools.
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    groach wrote:


    I've used a few different ones over the years and the best one for me is the Pitch Fix. I walk 50 of my 60 rounds each year and I like that it closes up and fits in my back pocket. I use it for both repairing my divots and placing my club handles on when I need a wedge and putter around the green. I hate having my clubs directly on the ground because the grips get wet, dirty, etc. This tool is perfect, and light. Can't stand heavy divot tools.
    I love the pitchfix as well, and it seems to give me more leverage while pushing the turf inwards towards the ball mark then other tools offer.
  • ode1ode1 Members Posts: 2,876 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    hybrid25 wrote:

    fjk wrote:


    Pitch pro tool actually does the best job for me esp compared to the various two prong types like the switch blade pitch fix.



    It's much less traumatic and repairs the mark more cleanly. It's a little bit of a suped up golf tee but it works well.



    http://www.pitchprogolf.com
    I think two-pronged ball Mark repair tools work better than one prong tools, which seem to tear the grass more.




    That makes no sense, I've used the pitch pro now for 150+ rds and it in no way tears the grass more than a two pronged tool. On avg. there is less turf disturbance (less holes, less depth, and less turf being pushed in) vs. every other two pronged tool I've used. Generally the depth is perfect as you cannot insert past the handle, so there is a built in stop. It's almost idiot proof.



    I'm less concerned by the type of tool then I am with the person using it....tearing the grass is a technique issue!
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  • fjkfjk Putt Putt Members Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    ode1 wrote:

    hybrid25 wrote:

    fjk wrote:


    Pitch pro tool actually does the best job for me esp compared to the various two prong types like the switch blade pitch fix.



    It's much less traumatic and repairs the mark more cleanly. It's a little bit of a suped up golf tee but it works well.



    http://www.pitchprogolf.com
    I think two-pronged ball Mark repair tools work better than one prong tools, which seem to tear the grass more.




    That makes no sense, I've used the pitch pro now for 150+ rds and it in no way tears the grass more than a two pronged tool. On avg. there is less turf disturbance (less holes, less depth, and less turf being pushed in) vs. every other two pronged tool I've used. Generally the depth is perfect as you cannot insert past the handle, so there is a built in stop. It's almost idiot proof.



    I'm less concerned by the type of tool then I am with the person using it....tearing the grass is a technique issue!




    I agree. I think people using two prong tend to lift the grass or depression.



    For the most part with pitch pro, I just push straight in aroujd the mark and it repairs nicely and looks relatively atraumatic. Two prong for me makes way more holes and also looks like more damage. Also the end result doesn't look as well repaired; the center of the mark more apparent than one prong still.
  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    fjk wrote:

    ode1 wrote:

    hybrid25 wrote:

    fjk wrote:


    Pitch pro tool actually does the best job for me esp compared to the various two prong types like the switch blade pitch fix.



    It's much less traumatic and repairs the mark more cleanly. It's a little bit of a suped up golf tee but it works well.



    http://www.pitchprogolf.com
    I think two-pronged ball Mark repair tools work better than one prong tools, which seem to tear the grass more.




    That makes no sense, I've used the pitch pro now for 150+ rds and it in no way tears the grass more than a two pronged tool. On avg. there is less turf disturbance (less holes, less depth, and less turf being pushed in) vs. every other two pronged tool I've used. Generally the depth is perfect as you cannot insert past the handle, so there is a built in stop. It's almost idiot proof.



    I'm less concerned by the type of tool then I am with the person using it....tearing the grass is a technique issue!




    I think people using two prong tend to lift the grass or depression.


    lol, yes, the two prong ball marker repair tool forces me to lift the grass or depression where the one prong doesn't. Really?
  • Brett_LyonsBrett_Lyons Spam Posts: 14
    I have and always will use a tee. If you know how to fix a mark then all you need is a tee. It's actually less damaging than using a actual repair tool.
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  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭✭✭✭


    It's actually less damaging than using a actual repair tool.
    Please explain.
  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 31,036 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    cbole22 wrote:




    Who on here has one of these?
  • fjkfjk Putt Putt Members Posts: 1,038 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    hybrid25 wrote:

    fjk wrote:

    ode1 wrote:

    hybrid25 wrote:

    fjk wrote:


    Pitch pro tool actually does the best job for me esp compared to the various two prong types like the switch blade pitch fix.



    It's much less traumatic and repairs the mark more cleanly. It's a little bit of a suped up golf tee but it works well.



    http://www.pitchprogolf.com
    I think two-pronged ball Mark repair tools work better than one prong tools, which seem to tear the grass more.




    That makes no sense, I've used the pitch pro now for 150+ rds and it in no way tears the grass more than a two pronged tool. On avg. there is less turf disturbance (less holes, less depth, and less turf being pushed in) vs. every other two pronged tool I've used. Generally the depth is perfect as you cannot insert past the handle, so there is a built in stop. It's almost idiot proof.



    I'm less concerned by the type of tool then I am with the person using it....tearing the grass is a technique issue!




    I think people using two prong tend to lift the grass or depression.


    lol, yes, the two prong ball marker repair tool forces me to lift the grass or depression where the one prong doesn't. Really?




    It doesn't force YOU, but I think many people intuit from the design with two prongs to lift. Everyone I knew growing up did that until I looked it up.



    I also didn't say the one prong doesn't. I just said people who use the two prong mostly use it incorrectly, and I'd surmise that the design encourages that method to most who don't know better.
  • TheShaunTheShaun Members Posts: 1,203 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I like the pitch pro but am interested in a retractable single prong. anyone know where I can get my hands on single one of these: http://www.brilliantpromos.com/SliderPic-Retractable-Single-Prong-Divot-Tool-574988548
  • ruffellprefleyruffellprefley Members Posts: 2,034 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Dec 27, 2017 #175
    TheShaun wrote:


    I like the pitch pro but am interested in a retractable single prong. anyone know where I can get my hands on single one of these: http://www.brilliantpromos.com/SliderPic-Retractable-Single-Prong-Divot-Tool-574988548




    that looks pretty cool. site says you can buy one with a random imprint on it as a sample, for 7.50. likely it was an overrun or one that didn’t meet qa on a previous sale



    I may grind off one of the prongs of a pitchfix fusion and have a 1 prong switchblade.
  • TheShaunTheShaun Members Posts: 1,203 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    TheShaun wrote:


    I like the pitch pro but am interested in a retractable single prong. anyone know where I can get my hands on single one of these: http://www.brilliant...-Tool-574988548




    that looks pretty cool. site says you can buy one with a random imprint on it as a sample, for 7.50. likely it was an overrun or one that didn't meet qa on a previous sale



    I may grind off one of the prongs of a pitchfix fusion and have a 1 prong switchblade.




    yeah, you can get a blank sample but they want $13 for shipping.
  • groachgroach Members Posts: 233 ✭✭✭
    Having used both a tee (one prong), and several types of tools with two prongs, I can't imagine how anyone can think a one prong is better? Tees are especially frustrating to get into the ground if its hard, they are not very ergonomic in my hand, and they take out a bigger hole to make a repair to begin with. I will always use a two prong tool going forward.
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members Posts: 3,351 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I've tried using a tee, when I've forgotten to pocket my divot tool. Does a real slow, crappy job.
  • b.heltsb.helts Members Posts: 2,924 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    dirtyboy wrote:


    I've tried using a tee, when I've forgotten to pocket my divot tool. Does a real slow, crappy job.




    I reminded of the phrase “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”



    A tee is a quite sufficient tool for repairing a pitch mark, if wielded by a competent pitch mark repairer.
  • hybrid25hybrid25 michiganMembers Posts: 1,586 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    groach wrote:


    Having used both a tee (one prong), and several types of tools with two prongs, I can't imagine how anyone can think a one prong is better? Tees are especially frustrating to get into the ground if its hard, they are not very ergonomic in my hand, and they take out a bigger hole to make a repair to begin with. I will always use a two prong tool going forward.


    Exactly. Atee does make too large of a hole and ends up tearing the grass more than necessary due to being a single prong device. The prongs in two prong devices help each other out in moving the grass towards the center of the ball mark, and do less damage then a tee does. I have tried them both and always go with my pitchfix ball mark repair tool.
  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 11,309 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Guess it’s typical of GolfWRX that a bunch of guys with $1,500 putters and $400 driver shafts would have a 6-page thread on how to spend a hundred bucks or so on a ball mark repair tool that weighs as much as a large cell phone.



    I’m too cheap to carry anything that I’d care about if it dropped out of my pocket. So cheap, in fact, that I’d use a tee if it actually worked welll and if one couldn’t get perfectly fine plastic two-prong tools either free or for a few cents.
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