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#1 georgiamidam

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:25 PM

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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Posted 05 February 2017 - 11:44 PM

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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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:03 AM

I use this Scotty ball mark tool, since it's effective and very light...

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But I also keep this one in my bag, since it was my Grandpa's. he gave me his clubs/bag before he passed,  and while the clubs are outdated, I still like to keep something of his in my bag.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 07:23 AM

That Tyson Lamp is a beautiful piece of art.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:09 PM

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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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:10 PM

View PostYanki01, on 06 February 2017 - 12:09 PM, said:

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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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:13 PM

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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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

View Postaugustgolf, on 06 February 2017 - 12:13 PM, said:

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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Posted 06 February 2017 - 12:20 PM

View Postaugustgolf, on 06 February 2017 - 12:13 PM, said:

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.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:49 AM

View Posttimmy8151, on 06 February 2017 - 12:10 PM, said:

View PostYanki01, on 06 February 2017 - 12:09 PM, said:

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.


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 07:54 AM

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.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:27 AM

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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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:27 AM

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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Posted 07 February 2017 - 12:12 PM

View Posttjchamp, on 05 February 2017 - 11:44 PM, said:

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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I own one too.  He's right.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:02 PM

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


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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:53 PM

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.

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:02 PM

View Posttjchamp, on 05 February 2017 - 11:44 PM, said:

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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Posted 07 February 2017 - 08:22 PM

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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Posted 07 February 2017 - 10:37 PM

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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Posted 08 February 2017 - 05:18 PM

"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...


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:02 PM

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

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:23 AM

Just used my new Byron tool last weekend. Loved it.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 12:48 AM

View PostAugster, on 07 February 2017 - 03:53 PM, said:

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 damn tool. I think it is awful. And it is too big to be comfortable in my pocket.

View PostSolid golf, on 08 February 2017 - 05:18 PM, said:

"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."

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 06:33 AM

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.pitchfix...-5-blacksilver/

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:47 AM

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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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:37 AM

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:05 AM

You all need to stop acting like you hit enough greens to justify buying one.
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Posted 09 February 2017 - 11:10 AM

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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Posted 10 February 2017 - 12:25 AM

View Postccheezy, on 09 February 2017 - 11:05 AM, said:

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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Posted 15 February 2017 - 03:14 PM

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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