Best ball mark repair tool

What are the best & coolest ball mark repair tools out there in the market? Secondly, please explain to me why some call them divot tools? They aren't a tool for fixing a divot!😡
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  • YoungJediYoungJedi Members Posts: 1,343 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I rate ball mark tools in 3 categories:



    Look, weight, and overall ability to dig into turf + repair nicely.



    My Tyson Lamb tool is best I've ever used, and certainly takes the Blue Ribbon in all 3 categories.



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  • GoGreen31GoGreen31 Members Posts: 12 ✭✭
    edited Feb 6, 2017 #3
    I use this Scotty ball mark tool, since it's effective and very light...



  • georgiamidamgeorgiamidam Members Posts: 26
    That Tyson Lamp is a beautiful piece of art.
  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXASMembers Posts: 6,199 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I'd like a scotty cameron one to go with the theme but i don't want some prongs poking into my thigh. a buddy gave me one of these with his company logo on it. cheap and easy to use. i've gotten some free ones from various tournaments i've been in.



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  • timmy8151timmy8151 Members Posts: 1,100 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Yanki01 wrote:


    I'd like a scotty cameron one to go with the theme but i don't want some prongs poking into my thigh. a buddy gave me one of these with his company logo on it. cheap and easy to use. i've gotten some free ones from various tournaments i've been in.



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    Be careful with these. I had one open up a couple of times and cut the lining of my pockets.
  • augustgolfaugustgolf Golf with dignity Coastal NCMembers Posts: 3,926 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    What's wrong with a good, old fashioned tee???



    They don't cost much, and they have done the job for many years....and, done it well, I might add
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  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXASMembers Posts: 6,199 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    augustgolf wrote:


    What's wrong with a good, old fashioned tee???



    They don't cost much, and they have done the job for many years....and, done it well, I might add




    i'll use the tee a lot if i forget to put my pitchfix in my pocket.
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  • b.heltsb.helts Members Posts: 2,894 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    augustgolf wrote:


    What's wrong with a good, old fashioned tee???



    They don't cost much, and they have done the job for many years....and, done it well, I might add




    Yes. More important to know how to fix a pitch mark than what you use to fix a pitch mark. I use a single prong "pitch pro" I think it's called that Poppy Hills give away on the first tee.
  • Dr.FrankenputzDr.Frankenputz Members Posts: 754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    timmy8151 wrote:

    Yanki01 wrote:


    I'd like a scotty cameron one to go with the theme but i don't want some prongs poking into my thigh. a buddy gave me one of these with his company logo on it. cheap and easy to use. i've gotten some free ones from various tournaments i've been in.



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    Be careful with these. I had one open up a couple of times and cut the lining of my pockets.
  • Dr.FrankenputzDr.Frankenputz Members Posts: 754 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'm definitely not a Scotty fanboy but I do really like my Scotty pivot tool. Never been stabbed by it as the curve/bend helps it not move when it's in your front pocket. A tee (or a lot of other options) work just fine; but I find I can fix pitch marks a hair quicker with the Scotty.
  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,729 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I use one of these. Going on season three now. It's lightweight plastic with nickel plating. The Ping logo thing is a magnetic ball marker and the round depression in the middle is for your thumb. Very ergonomic.



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  • Browns71213Browns71213 Members Posts: 582 ✭✭
    I'm fairly new here, but this topic pops up at least once a month. I own this one and what I like about it is the ball marker has a point to it that can be used to line up your ball to the hole. Plus its pretty cool.
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  • Gatormanager3Gatormanager3 Members Posts: 266
    tjchamp wrote:


    I rate ball mark tools in 3 categories:



    Look, weight, and overall ability to dig into turf + repair nicely.



    My Tyson Lamb tool is best I've ever used, and certainly takes the Blue Ribbon in all 3 categories.







    I own one too. He's right.
  • hahanicehahanice Members Posts: 352 ✭✭✭✭
    i got my club cameron headcover, and was using my scotty tool. i liked being able to put it back in the headcover after each use. well it fell out 2nd day i used it.



    have 2 pitchfix tools that i used to use. back to using those. they are as good as anything ive ever used. ball marker too. going to stick with it
  • AugsterAugster Members Posts: 4,361 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    The Spider, insta-golf repair tool. Accept no substitutes.



    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00F1YJFFQ/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1486500634&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=spider+repair+tool&dpPl=1&dpID=31s5gqnXwcL&ref=plSrch



    I've used mine for 2 seasons and counting. In most cases it's like there was never a ball mark after repairing.
  • BYKBYK Members Posts: 1,791 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    tjchamp wrote:


    I rate ball mark tools in 3 categories:



    Look, weight, and overall ability to dig into turf + repair nicely.



    My Tyson Lamb tool is best I've ever used, and certainly takes the Blue Ribbon in all 3 categories.







    Sweet pivot

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  • mister2coolmister2cool Members Posts: 3,773 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    This is what I have been using for 5+ years.. a solid piece of steel.. good weight.. sturdy and very effective. The plating has worn away on the fork but still going strong.

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  • jll62jll62 ClubWRX Posts: 2,145 ClubWRX
    This is my favorite. A classic thin, two-prong tool. Minimal turf disruption on healthy turf, but has some surface area to pull damaged turf and relieve compression. But the most important thing, by far, is proper technique. I hate the Scotty tool because most of the people I've seen use it are lifting up and pulling the roots up. Don't do that.



    Start from the rim at the back of the pitch mark and pull the compressed turf back. Work around the sides the same, then tap it down. Not hard to do it well if you just take a little time.



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  • Solid golfSolid golf Members Posts: 47 ✭✭
    "Start from the rim at the back of the pitch mark and pull the compressed turf back. Work around the sides the same, then tap it down. Not hard to do it well if you just take a little time."



    This actually sounds like the wrong way...
  • Oz MaxOz Max Members Posts: 144 ✭✭✭
    I remember having one of those pitch ball repairer that would clip onto the putter's shaft, but that was 10-15 years ago. Anyone knows if those still exist?

    It was brilliant as it was always handy, clipped onto the putter which you generally use near the green anyway
  • shearsj4988shearsj4988 Members Posts: 11
    Just used my new Byron tool last weekend. Loved it.

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  • ChomperChomper ClubWRX Posts: 1,073 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Augster wrote:


    The Spider, insta-golf repair tool. Accept no substitutes.



    https://www.amazon.c...XwcL&ref=plSrch



    I've used mine for 2 seasons and counting. In most cases it's like there was never a ball mark after repairing.


    I own this. I hate the **** tool. I think it is awful. And it is too big to be comfortable in my pocket.


    Solid golf wrote:


    "Start from the rim at the back of the pitch mark and pull the compressed turf back. Work around the sides the same, then tap it down. Not hard to do it well if you just take a little time."



    This actually sounds like the wrong way...


    Easier description -



    "Push the ball mark from the outside toward the center of the mark."
  • sirparalotsirparalot Members Posts: 731 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am loving the new Fusion model from Pitchfix. Just insert into the middle of the pitch mark and pull it up. Saw it at PGA show demo day and could not believe how easy and effective it was.



    https://www.pitchfixusa.com/product/fusion-2-5-blacksilver/
  • Barto78Barto78 Members Posts: 3,035 ✭✭
    Can someone explain to me what the difference is between the old scotty Cameron divot repair tool and this roller divot repair tool? I can't est understand what this roller is supposed to do other than drain your pocket of extra dollars.



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  • jeanderson3jeanderson3 Members Posts: 550 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Seamus forged repair tool...with a bottle opener to boot.
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  • ccheezyccheezy Members Posts: 126 ✭✭✭
    You all need to stop acting like you hit enough greens to justify buying one.
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  • North ButteNorth Butte Members Posts: 10,942 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Feb 9, 2017 #28
    I bought a box of 100 of these for $20-something, shipped, a few years ago. Still have 80+ of them after losing a few and giving a few other ways. They look flimsy but it's an extremely stiff plastic and the small, round instead of flat prongs work great. Plus if I realize after the round it fell out of my pocket on the course I don't have to check back with the proshop later and see if someone turned it in!



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  • mister2coolmister2cool Members Posts: 3,773 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    ccheezy wrote:


    You all need to stop acting like you hit enough greens to justify buying one.




    Mine works in fairway too! What are you talking about?
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  • 00bolt00bolt Members Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    a friend introduced me to the single divot tool, and i love it. never want to go back to the double.



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  • gtcmap1gtcmap1 Members Posts: 24 ✭✭
    Hard to beat those switch blade type tools. Been interested to try something like the spider tool.

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