Best Pen to mark your balls with

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I am currently playing on the tour in Asia and the wetness and humidity sure do a toll on the mark I put on my ball. Sharpies don’t seem to stay on longer then a couple holes. Any one have any idea what would last a little longer? Thanks !
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  • FergusonFerguson  5679WRX Points: 2,974Handicap: 6.8Members Posts: 5,679 Titanium Tees
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    There is a product called the "sharpie industrial." Grainger sells them.
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  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Northern California 2382WRX Points: 413Handicap: 2.0Members Posts: 2,382 Platinum Tees
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    Ferguson wrote:


    There is a product called the "sharpie industrial." Grainger sells them.




    They work great. Available at Walmart, Lowe’s and Home Depot, too.
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    I am currently playing on the tour in Asia and the wetness and humidity sure do a toll on the mark I put on my ball. Sharpies don’t seem to stay on longer then a couple holes. Any one have any idea what would last a little longer? Thanks !




    Some say that if the mark is placed on the ball ahead of time it may last longer. "Ahead of time" isn't specified, but it may be a matter of days or a week or two. Try it . . . mark up a couple of boxes of balls a week ahead of play and see if it helps.



    Also, there is a Sharpie version called eXtreme. Worth a try.
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  • Jason mJason m  291WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 291 Greens
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    Following lol, i just bought a fine point sharpie and a marking tool yesterday. Good things i never have a ball past a few holes haaaaaaaa

    Cuz i lose them not that i switch em out i should add
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  • MaximilianMaximilian  1489WRX Points: 282Members Posts: 1,489 Platinum Tees
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    I use those ball marker stamps. Have one with a red heart and another with a red cat (I'm super confident about my masculinity image/tongue.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':tongue:' />). They don't necessarily last longer than a sharpie, but I add tons of them all around the ball so there's always a few marks left when the round is over. Only takes a couple sekonds to stamp each ball.
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  • davep043davep043  4720WRX Points: 1,961Handicap: 6.3Members Posts: 4,720 Titanium Tees
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    There's always the old fashioned way. Use your pencil, and "drill" a tiny hole into a dimple or 2. The little hole never goes away, but doesn't effect the ball flight. This is what we did before we had Sharpies.
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  • jll62jll62 Minneapolis 2360WRX Points: 603Handicap: +2.4ClubWRX Posts: 2,360 ClubWRX
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    For regular Sharpies, it's been my experience that blue lasts longer than any of the other colors.
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    I've found for regular sharpie red seems to last the longest or at least the hardest to remove from a ball.
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    If you want something tougher than ink markers, try a paint marker like Dykem Dalo markers. I'm sure you can find them on the web. Used to use them on a former job for marking steel beams etc and once tried it on a few balls. Once dried - it's not coming off thru pretty much anything.
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    Milwaukee tools sells a sharpie that will write on oily steel, wet wood, and dirty floors in a shop.

    I have used them with good success because the ink stays on for the whole round.
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    Sharpie and others make an “acrylic paint pen” which works awesome. Paint really never comes off.



    They sell them at craft stores.
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    Sharpie.. let the ink dry. I have ball marks on some old practice/shag bag balls that have been there for 30 years.
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  • davep043davep043  4720WRX Points: 1,961Handicap: 6.3Members Posts: 4,720 Titanium Tees
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    wfrogge1 wrote:

    davep043 wrote:


    There's always the old fashioned way. Use your pencil, and "drill" a tiny hole into a dimple or 2. The little hole never goes away, but doesn't effect the ball flight. This is what we did before we had Sharpies.




    Sharpies came out in the 60s


    I can't say I remember Sharpies as a brand, but I do remember Magic Markers. Even so, we marked golf balls with a golf pencil, rotating the pencil so it drilled a tiny hole into the balata cover. The little holes never went away.
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  • JAMH03JAMH03  979WRX Points: 435Members Posts: 979 Golden Tee
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    Interesting topic. Enjoyed all the answers about "super industrial" Sharpies and the idea to make a small indentation with the pencil.



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    Few years back when Tiger Woods followed me coming over to Bridgestone even though he had less time in, we just let him get his golf balls personalized it was a relatively small expense but he felt good about it and now when I hit one a little less than perfect and he finds his golf ball in my neighborhood he can tell his golf balls from mine no problem. image/cool.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='(cool)' />



    Maybe your company can oblige you as well?





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    I am currently playing on the tour in Asia and the wetness and humidity sure do a toll on the mark I put on my ball. Sharpies don’t seem to stay on longer then a couple holes. Any one have any idea what would last a little longer? Thanks !


    Sharpie EXTREME markers. I think it's the same as the "industrial" black marker but the Extreme markers usually are purchased as a pack of all the colors. The marks may still smudge, but the line will last, and last, and last...
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  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing  1410WRX Points: 189Members Posts: 1,410 Platinum Tees
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    Plain Jane blue sharpie works just fine for me.
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    Marki Golf Ball Pen.  Works well!
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    Golo62 said:
    Marki Golf Ball Pen.  Works well!
    This is what I primarily use with sharpie being my backup 
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    Just a regular sharpie here
    Red fine tip works great 
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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker  2437WRX Points: 493Handicap: 3Members Posts: 2,437 Platinum Tees
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    The Milwaukee 'Inkzall' black marker is top notch. I did mark my ball in advance by several days, however, I played 2 whole rounds with one and noticed very little change/smear to the line I marked over the 'ball info'(side).

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    Used an inkzall today. It barely scuffed and didnt smear at all. Played 2 balls. One on the front and one on the back.

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  • Hanlpa01Hanlpa01 Akron, OH 107WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 107 Fairways
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    Green sharpie works well but I’ve found that it works best a day or two before when it has a chance to dry.

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  • cristphotocristphoto  3643WRX Points: 278Members Posts: 3,643 Titanium Tees
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    I'll go along with the Inkzall. I previously always used a Sharpie but the Inkzall seems to hold up better.

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    Always Sharpie Pink...

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