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 Executive Member VAMembers Posts: 4,434 ✭✭
    There is a product called the "sharpie industrial." Grainger sells them.
  • golfgirlrobingolfgirlrobin Members Posts: 2,282 ✭✭
    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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    edited Mar 13, 2019 5:21pm #4


    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 Members Posts: 196 ✭✭
    edited Mar 14, 2019 12:31am #5
    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
  • MaximilianMaximilian Members Posts: 1,336 ✭✭
    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.
  • davep043davep043 Members Posts: 3,011 ✭✭
    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.
  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 1,992 ClubWRX
    For regular Sharpies, it's been my experience that blue lasts longer than any of the other colors.
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  • MattM97MattM97 Members Posts: 210 ✭✭
    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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  • sirukumasirukuma Posts: 243 ✭✭
    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.
  • QuasimotoQuasimoto Members Posts: 866 ✭✭
    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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  • sandman7sandman7 Members Posts: 15 ✭✭
    Sharpie and others make an “acrylic paint pen” which works awesome. Paint really never comes off.



    They sell them at craft stores.
  • Higgs66Higgs66 Members Posts: 43 ✭✭
    Sharpie.. let the ink dry. I have ball marks on some old practice/shag bag balls that have been there for 30 years.
  • davep043davep043 Members Posts: 3,011 ✭✭
    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.
  • JAMH03JAMH03 Members Posts: 286 ✭✭
    Interesting topic. Enjoyed all the answers about "super industrial" Sharpies and the idea to make a small indentation with the pencil.



    To the OP I'm not sure what your status on tour is but Congrats and best of luck making your dreams come true Please keep us updated!!!



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    Maybe your company can oblige you as well?





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  • SAM_PGASAM_PGA PGA Professional Knoxville, TNMembers Posts: 613 ✭✭


    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 Members Posts: 1,300 ✭✭
    Plain Jane blue sharpie works just fine for me.
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  • Golo62Golo62 Members Posts: 3
    Marki Golf Ball Pen.  Works well!
  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,066 ✭✭
    Golo62 said:
    Marki Golf Ball Pen.  Works well!
    This is what I primarily use with sharpie being my backup 
  • BYKBYK Members Posts: 1,602 ✭✭
    Just a regular sharpie here
    Red fine tip works great 
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    Lipstick.
  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members Posts: 2,071 ✭✭

    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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  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WAMembers Posts: 496 ✭✭

    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 Members Posts: 78 ✭✭

    Green sharpie works well but I’ve found that it works best a day or two before when it has a chance to dry.

  • cristphotocristphoto Members Posts: 3,296 ✭✭

    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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  • Forged4everForged4ever Putting is 98%+ Mental..... ClubWRX Posts: 15,599 ClubWRX
    edited Apr 19, 2019 4:47am #28

    Always Sharpie Pink...

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