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#31 BishopBreaking80

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 04:56 PM

My youngest brother was obsessed with the Sacajawea Gold Dollar coins when they were introduced in 2000.  He would always ask if he could have some if my family was going to the bank.  I actually use one as my ball marker as an homage to him.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

 BishopBreaking80, on 15 December 2017 - 04:56 PM, said:

My youngest brother was obsessed with the Sacajawea Gold Dollar coins when they were introduced in 2000.  He would always ask if he could have some if my family was going to the bank.  I actually use one as my ball marker as an homage to him.

I use these also. There is a non-manned ice machine vendor down the road that spits these out as change. These coins are so seldom circulated that they are usually nice and shiny. They look like 24k gold even though they are not.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:41 PM

A loonie. Or a parking token from the Vancouver airport.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:48 PM

Whatever ball marker I randomly grab out of my bag before the round.


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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:06 PM

A British five pence piece or a little flat stone from Royal Birkdale.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:35 PM

If my mark is not near anyone else's and will not cause any problems, I have a military coin that is the size of a man hole cover. If I am close to someone else, I will use a poker chip or some foreign coin with a hole in it. If there is a chance a ball might roll over my mark, I use one from a ball pitch tool or a magnetic cap clip.
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Posted 16 December 2017 - 04:48 PM

I use a penny from the year I was born.........pre-decimal currency.

Poker chips are good for poker tables.

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 08:00 PM

 BishopBreaking80, on 15 December 2017 - 04:56 PM, said:

My youngest brother was obsessed with the Sacajawea Gold Dollar coins when they were introduced in 2000.  He would always ask if he could have some if my family was going to the bank.  I actually use one as my ball marker as an homage to him.

I use a Sacajawea gold dollar coin as well

Edited by green.tea, 16 December 2017 - 08:00 PM.

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:35 AM

I use a poker chip size coin. Used to use a personalized hat clip marker my wife had made for me but it was gold in color and difficult to see on some greens at different times of the year.


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Posted 17 December 2017 - 02:39 PM

My grandma used to collect the bicentennial quarters, so I use those in memory of her.
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Posted 17 December 2017 - 08:54 PM

Whatever change I find in my bag.

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Posted 19 December 2017 - 01:33 PM

I took a SC button and broke the back off and sanded it down so now its flat.
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 01:32 PM

 canthitathreewood, on 14 December 2017 - 12:19 PM, said:

Kennedy half dollar.  If you play blackjack at the right Indian Casino in Oklahoma, you can walk out with a lifetime supply.
Me too. For some reason that coin makes a great marker. I often use a French franc coin, too.

I also have a few markers I bought from a few local courses that are nice.

The other day I was out in the middle of nowhere, fishing Pyramid Lake with my brother. We were on a remote shoreline and something glinted in the sun. It was a half-exposed Canadian nickel and it was in perfect condition. Beautiful coin and a good size for marker. The very next round my son borrowed it for one hole and lost it within 5 minutes. Typical
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Posted 21 December 2017 - 02:48 PM

I have a couple markers that I usually forget at home and end up using a quarter


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Posted 21 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

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Posted 21 December 2017 - 07:30 PM

I use a white logo marker on one side, the other side is Metal. White side up when I mark, metal side when I move it.
Sucks to take a penalty when I forget to move it back.


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Posted 22 December 2017 - 06:01 AM

I used to use American coins, but somehow they would end up in the pocket of my playing partner.  Now I use foreign money (Canadian twoney, Mexican peso, Euro coin) or a poker chip.  He doesn't steal any of those.

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 07:10 AM

1968 US half dollar coin

(looks like I'm not the only one)

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:05 PM

 soregongolfer, on 22 December 2017 - 06:01 AM, said:

I used to use American coins, but somehow they would end up in the pocket of my playing partner.  Now I use foreign money (Canadian twoney, Mexican peso, Euro coin) or a poker chip.  He doesn't steal any of those.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 12:56 PM

I use a state quarter and try to use the right one for any state I'm playing in. I always use the state (tails) symbol side when marking the ball but use the heads side as a "heads up" reminder when marking a ball that has been moved out of the way and needs to be replaced in the proper spot.
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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:27 PM

1966 quarter, because that is what i want to shoot.  have done so one time.  lots of underpar scores but that is my lowest.   had red polish on it at one time, came from a jukebox as change.  if anyone can remember those things

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:33 PM

 justaman5, on 22 December 2017 - 01:27 PM, said:

1966 quarter, because that is what i want to shoot.  have done so one time.  lots of underpar scores but that is my lowest.   had red polish on it at one time, came from a jukebox as change.  if anyone can remember those things
That's  strange you should say this.
In the past I've used different  coins from 1966.
The reason being, that was the year I was born.
I may just have to go back to that.
Thanks  for posting that!!

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Posted 22 December 2017 - 01:50 PM

lol i am a little older than that.  i come from the Eisenhower was president era,    and yes, i do very distinctly remember JFK and all that happen.

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Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:41 AM

I like to collect nicer ones from courses I’ve played. I keep a little assortment of them in my bag with my pivot tools. Currently rotating Ghost Creek, Seiwalo, and a couple others.
Never a fan of the poker chips......

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 01:41 AM

I wish I could talk about the awesome NFL team I cheer for but sadly its the Raiders.

I have an Oakland Raider marker with the shield logo on one side and "Raiders" on the other. "Raiders" is for birdie putts the shield logo for par or worse.

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 01:51 AM

I use an 1898 Silver Dollar.

Sometimes I take off a shoe and use it as a marker.

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Posted 25 December 2017 - 08:03 PM

For a long time, I would use a Silver Kennedy half dollar.
Probably 4 years ago I got one of the two piece markers from a course I was playing and have since collected 4 or 5 of them. They're the size of a poker chip when you're not in someone's way and the removable magnet is about the size of a quarter if you are closer to the hole. Really like this style.
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Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:12 PM

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 02:16 PM

I use a Snell poker chip marker unless I'm anywhere near the line of another player, in which case I use a US quarter. Nothing fancy.

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