Ball markers.....does the size a fellow player uses bother you?

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  • mdgboxxmdgboxx Put lipstick on a pig - - - it's still a pig Members Posts: 5,231 ✭✭
    2putttom wrote:


    my markers bother many a golfer




    (PRO) They are white and easily spotted on the green. image/good.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':good:' />



    (CON) I hope you fix the hole from the .22 cal shell, when you land on someone's line. image/shok.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':shok:' />
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  • Edaw68Edaw68 Members Posts: 1,487 ✭✭
    I use the corner of a boombox, which is playing Kenny Loggins at max volume.
  • RenoHackRenoHack Something clever Members Posts: 218
    If anywhere near my line or line of sight poker chips or similar bug me. Just don't see the point in having such a large marker. To each there own I guess.
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  • TerpFangolferTerpFangolfer Members Posts: 587 ✭✭
    yeah, other than the poker chips (and only slightly)...i've never had one bother me. i'm pretty easy-going. Don't get caught up in stuff like that.



    In casual rounds, me & my buddies rarely mark at all - either play continuous, or only mark if literally right on the line.

    We would razz a guy who asks someone to mark a ball, that's >6" off his intended line...lol
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  • HidalgoHidalgo Old Guy Members Posts: 1,190 ✭✭
    edited Feb 22, 2015 #186
    tsmithers wrote:

    dffjunior wrote:

    tsmithers wrote:


    I don't mind a large marker but I don't understand the need for one. I haven't read the whole thread so this may have been answered but what is the reason for using a poker chip? I use a NY Giants magnetic marker/divot tool combo. I have played with people who use poker chips and near my line or even on the other side of the hole can be a little distracting but I block it out and focus on my putt.




    It's so morons can see it and don't step on your line/marker. When playing with people that pay attention I'll use a dime, but all too often it needs to be a poker chip.




    I've been playing golf for 25 years and can probably count on one hand the number of times someone has stepped on my line when using a small marker. Must be playing with a lot of drunks or people who have no golf etiquette. image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />




    NOPE. No drunks, just unobservant folks. I've been playing longer than most, and I can assure you that I've had at least once every couple of rounds a player walk after his putt and turn around to ask where everyone's ball is. Nine times out of ten he's standing on someone's line when he asks. I use a WHITE marker that is a bit larger than a quarter just so it can bee seen easily. If it bothers anyone they need to get over it.
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  • TNRebTNReb Members Posts: 751
    edited Feb 23, 2015 #187
    I'm not sure what's worse.. that people get upset about someone else's ball marker, or that I just read 7 pages of replies in this thread. image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />
  • bruinsPATSirishbruinsPATSirish Golf is hard. Members Posts: 6,429 ✭✭
    edited Feb 23, 2015 #188
    Played with a guy yesterday using an old dingy penny that was almost black/brown. I came from a greenside bunker and walking to mark my ball I walked in his line and he got mad at me. I apologized but I told him I couldn't even see the mark when he pointed it to me.



    I would rather you use a **** hub cap over a rusty penny that no one can see.
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  • joey2acesjoey2aces not as smart as most but not as gullible either Members Posts: 5,884 ✭✭


    Played with a guy yesterday using an old dingy penny that was almost black/brown. I came from a greenside barker and walking to mark my ball I walked in his line and he got mad at me. I apologized but I told him I couldn't even see the mark when he pointed it to me.



    I would rather you use a **** hub cap over a rusty penny that no one can see.




    yeah, if something's color resembles a leaf etc, the guy can't get mad.... well he CAN get mad but it is not warranted.
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  • bruinsPATSirishbruinsPATSirish Golf is hard. Members Posts: 6,429 ✭✭
    joey2aces wrote:



    Played with a guy yesterday using an old dingy penny that was almost black/brown. I came from a greenside barker and walking to mark my ball I walked in his line and he got mad at me. I apologized but I told him I couldn't even see the mark when he pointed it to me.



    I would rather you use a **** hub cap over a rusty penny that no one can see.




    yeah, if something's color resembles a leaf etc, the guy can't get mad.... well he CAN get mad but it is not warranted.




    For sure. I am one of the most cautious players around the greens when it comes to ettiquette and never would have known where he was marked. He was lining it up from the other side and I never saw where he was from the bunker.



    Just another reason why I DO use my silver dollar and poker chips to mark with most of the time. I always have a smaller mark like a dime or nickel for when I am near the hole
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  • AmericaAmerica Enthusiastic Saltwater Angler Members Posts: 107 ✭✭
    I use the metallic coin that fits on a divot tool. I always but them at new courses and have a pretty nice collection. I will game ones from good rounds and leave the bad rounds in the bag. Don't need their negative energy. Also don't put a f*ing poker chip in my line. It makes no sense. I want to pull out a Frisbee and lay it down in poker chip's line just to prove a point.
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  • DaveyGolfDaveyGolf Members Posts: 272
    If a marker is on your line, have the player move it. If you hit the marker when off your line, you weren't gonna make the putt anyhow. I don't care if someone marks their ball with a frisbee, they're the ones looking silly.



    By the way, the standard marker for tour players is a quarter from 1969 or earlier.
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  • DaveyGolfDaveyGolf Members Posts: 272
    America wrote:


    I use the metallic coin that fits on a divot tool. I always but them at new courses and have a pretty nice collection. I will game ones from good rounds and leave the bad rounds in the bag. Don't need their negative energy. Also don't put a f*ing poker chip in my line. It makes no sense. I want to pull out a Frisbee and lay it down in poker chip's line just to prove a point.




    That surprisingly wasn't an attack on what you said, by the way... I was on the previous page when I posted that. Kinda serendipitous that we both said frisbee.
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  • sigmapete1sigmapete1 Members Posts: 1,216 ✭✭
    Either it's in your line and you should ask them to move it whether its a poker chip or a piece of lint OR it's not in your line and it doesn't matter.



    Now that I know poker chips bother so many people I will use one whenever I play competitively. Thanks.
  • mdgboxxmdgboxx Put lipstick on a pig - - - it's still a pig Members Posts: 5,231 ✭✭


    Played with a guy yesterday using an old dingy penny that was almost black/brown. I came from a greenside bunker and walking to mark my ball I walked in his line and he got mad at me. I apologized but I told him I couldn't even see the mark when he pointed it to me.



    I would rather you use a **** hub cap over a rusty penny that no one can see.




    Precisely why I use a white marker. GolfWRX store has a nice one that I use. I had a small pouch, with a belt loop, made for the magnetic repair tool.
    DRIVER: Ping G20, 9.5° w/169D-Tour, reg (Back up: Srixon Z-rw, 9.5°, stf)
    3+W: Srixon Z-Steel, 12.5°, stock SV3005J, stf. (In rotation: 3W, 14.5°)
    5W: Srixon Z-Steel, 18.5° stock SV3005J, stf
    IRONS: Ping i20, 3-PW, stock CFS reg @ D2,
    Red Dot
    PUTTER: Ping Craz-E iWi, w/2x20gr weights, Lamkin Jumbo pistol grip
    WEDGES: Ping Glide, 54° SS, 60° TS, stock Ping wedge shafts

    BALL: Srixon XV
    CART: SunMountain V1, STEWARTGOLF Z1
    BAG: SM H2N0, PING C-130
    BACK UP: Ping S58, 3-Pw, stock CS-Lite, stf, @ D2. (Lofts jacked to S55 specs.)
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