Pitch mark tools

Wonder what you guys think about these pitch mark tool I have made.

Used Maple Oak and Popler.

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  • davep043davep043 Members Posts: 3,008 ✭✭
    Those look great, but the tines seem pretty thick. Have you tried them on the greens? It would be interesting to see a photo of the repaired area.
  • negolfkingnegolfking negolfking Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Tines are actually smaller the a tee. Will try to get a picture on a green this weekend.
  • Eautiful.... gotta thin them out in body and the prongs
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  • negolfkingnegolfking negolfking Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Tried a couple new ones,African rose wood and Oak.
  • cxxcxx Members Posts: 3,056 ✭✭
    Might try a single prong one. Better for the Bermuda type greens.
  • payerasjlpayerasjl Members Posts: 723 ✭✭
    look great, maybe a bit thinner and "sharper".
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  • jholzjholz Members Posts: 1,296 ✭✭
    edited Feb 25, 2019 10:38am #8
    Those look nice, and the tines look thin enough to effectively repair a ball mark.



    My only worry would be longevity and durability. Seems like they would absorb moisture over time - any finish would be worn or damaged by repeated insertion into the ground. Seems like they might snap in particularly hard ground as well.



    These have to be among the reasons why you just don't see wood green repair tools too often.
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  • negolfkingnegolfking negolfking Posts: 332 ✭✭
    edited Feb 25, 2019 8:24pm #9
    jholz wrote:


    Those look nice, and the tines look thin enough to effectively repair a ball mark.



    My only worry would be longevity and durability. Seems like they would absorb

    moisture over time - any finish would be worn or damaged by repeated insertion into the ground. Seems like they might snap in particularly hard ground as well.



    These have to be among the reasons why you just don't see wood green repair tools too often.




    How many greens do you hit per round where you actually leave a mark.

    With your handicap you might average 8.5 GIR,thinking half of those probably bounce on to the green so that leaves maybe 4.times a round to fix a pitch mark if you find it.

    Thinking you should get at least 2 years out of a wooden tool.

    JMHO
  • ode1ode1 Members Posts: 2,825 ✭✭
    Lol
  • TheShaunTheShaun Members Posts: 1,084 ✭✭
    edited Mar 1, 2019 9:14pm #11
    negolfking wrote:

    jholz wrote:


    Those look nice, and the tines look thin enough to effectively repair a ball mark.



    My only worry would be longevity and durability. Seems like they would absorb

    moisture over time - any finish would be worn or damaged by repeated insertion into the ground. Seems like they might snap in particularly hard ground as well.



    These have to be among the reasons why you just don't see wood green repair tools too often.




    How many greens do you hit per round where you actually leave a mark.

    With your handicap you might average 8.5 GIR,thinking half of those probably bounce on to the green so that leaves maybe 4.times a round to fix a pitch mark if you find it.

    Thinking you should get at least 2 years out of a wooden tool.

    JMHO




    Not sure what brought this on, but it made me chuckle.



    FWIW, I like the tools. Like the compact size.
  • Timbo929Timbo929 Posts: 387 ✭✭
    edited Mar 1, 2019 11:19pm #12
    TheShaun wrote:

    negolfking wrote:

    jholz wrote:


    Those look nice, and the tines look thin enough to effectively repair a ball mark.



    My only worry would be longevity and durability. Seems like they would absorb

    moisture over time - any finish would be worn or damaged by repeated insertion into the ground. Seems like they might snap in particularly hard ground as well.



    These have to be among the reasons why you just don't see wood green repair tools too often.




    How many greens do you hit per round where you actually leave a mark.

    With your handicap you might average 8.5 GIR,thinking half of those probably bounce on to the green so that leaves maybe 4.times a round to fix a pitch mark if you find it.

    Thinking you should get at least 2 years out of a wooden tool.

    JMHO




    Not sure what brought this on, but it made me chuckle.



    FWIW, I like the tools. Like the compact size.


    This was pure comedy! Not only is OP’s woodwork skills sick but his clowning skills are are on point.
  • negolfkingnegolfking negolfking Posts: 332 ✭✭
  • BYKBYK Members Posts: 1,595 ✭✭

    @negolfking said:

    very nice
    how do they hold up?
    work well?

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  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 AustinMembers Posts: 5,057 ✭✭

    @cxx said:
    Might try a single prong one. Better for the Bermuda type greens.

    Why??

  • cxxcxx Members Posts: 3,056 ✭✭

    @Roadking2003 said:

    @cxx said:
    Might try a single prong one. Better for the Bermuda type greens.

    Why??

    Don't know. They were everywhere after a lot of the courses converted to new Bermuda. You just poked them around the pitch mark and they were restored without tearing the grass.

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