What do you use on the green?

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David Browning


...For a ball marker? Ball mark tool? Putter?

 

For a ball marker, I usually use my Muirfield Village one. However, I have a quarter with my birth year on it that my mother gave to me. Ball mark tool...I use a Scotty Cameron tool (green). I like it because, well, it's a Scotty/Titleist piece, and it doesn't tear up the green(s) like other tools. Putter...I have a Studio Select Newport 2 MS. I LOVE my Scotty, BUT, I have my heart set on a 3X/Tour, black, 009 (hopefully, with no sight line/dot). I also like the Studio Select Newport 2 Tour Black Deep Milled.

Josh G


For a marker I have several options.  I have a little sack with foreign coins, a Colorado state quarter, and some markers from my favorite courses.  I also have the alignment tool with JYD on it if I feel like my alignment is off.

For a tool I have the Scotty Cameron Pivot tool that I painted the red dot's green.  I've got the 09 CC and the 09 Hula tools too.

My putters vary but I always roll a Cameron Newport.  My favorite is my Longneck TeI3 Newport, if I'm playing a course with really fast greens I'll switch to the Gun Blue, and if it's raining or the greens are loaded with fertilizer I'll switch to the Select or the Stainless beach.

All great sticks!

Matthew S


On the greens I use a Scotty Cameron Ball CT Ball tool, a Scotty Cameron High Roller Bearing Pivot Tool (Red) and a Newport 2 Button Back that has been to the custom shop for some stamping, weights, shaft grip and translucent red paintfill. 

Josh


I use a quarter with a year that is in the 60's, a special pitch tool and a Cali Del Mar 34 / 350..........

DANNY


I use a standard divot tool & a ball marker I found on amazon. It a woman in the center with a line over her that reads "Gentlemans Only Ladies Forbidden". Obviously I can't use this marker while playing with a woman - they might get offended!

memphisunited


For a ball marker, I use the pin from the 2010 Club Cameron kit.  I cut the actually pin off and now it makes a great ball marker.

For a repair tool, I use the tool from the 2009 Club Cameron kit.

My usual gamer is a Cameron Tour Newport with an oil can finish and no sight lines.  Needs to get refinished.

Christopher T


I have a nice Air Force divot tool some of my troops got me as a gift when I retired, a military challenge coin or dollar slot coin from Vegas as a ball marker and I roll putts with a Cameron Laguna 2 my brother gave me.  All good items and bring me luck on sunny days. 

Deno


Marker, 1969 quarter

Deno

ToddL


The good old plastic ball marker.  I carry a few from the Newport CC, Charles River CC, and one from a local bank (Freedom National).

James B


I have a custom made ball marker I got a few years back.

 

I also use a divot too that has a San Antonio Spurs logo on it.

 

 

David Browning


Josh G

For a marker I have several options.  I have a little sack with foreign coins, a Colorado state quarter, and some markers from my favorite courses.  I also have the alignment tool with JYD on it if I feel like my alignment is off.

For a tool I have the Scotty Cameron Pivot tool that I painted the red dot's green.  I've got the 09 CC and the 09 Hula tools too.

My putters vary but I always roll a Cameron Newport.  My favorite is my Longneck TeI3 Newport, if I'm playing a course with really fast greens I'll switch to the Gun Blue, and if it's raining or the greens are loaded with fertilizer I'll switch to the Select or the Stainless beach.

All great sticks!

 

Have you checked in to getting a Scotty Oil Cloth? It works wonders. Not just on my Scotty(s), but my other clubs as well.

 

A lot of people that I know use quarters for markers. All of the people at my home club in OH repair their ball marks and replace their divots. No worries there. If I'm playing another course, and I see another ball mark(s) or loose divot, I'll take the time to repair those as well.

Tyler H


I use a Lucky Penny from Joe Binion's Casino from the 50's or 60's that I got from my Gandpa to mark my ball. For pitch marks just a tee or a cheap metal divot tool from a course. For rolling the rock a Scotty Cameron 350g 009 Beach.

Josh G


Yes I have several Oil Cloths.  I always put one in my cart when I purchase something for a release.  They last for a long time, and I always make sure to oil up my Gun Blues before and after each round.  If the weather is questionable I'll pull out something stainless.

As for Divots and Ball Marks I always make sure to fix them.  I really hate walking up to a green that looks like the lunar surface.  Even if it's a course I might never play again I always fix ball marks by mine or around my line.  Nothing is more frustrating than watching a perfectly stroked putt hit a speed bump along the way.

David Browning


Tyler H

I use a Lucky Penny from Joe Binion's Casino from the 50's or 60's that I got from my Gandpa to mark my ball. For pitch marks just a tee or a cheap metal divot tool from a course. For rolling the rock a Scotty Cameron 350g 009 Beach.

 

PLEASE take some pictures of that 009 and post them on here!!!

David Browning


Josh G

Yes I have several Oil Cloths.  I always put one in my cart when I purchase something for a release.  They last for a long time, and I always make sure to oil up my Gun Blues before and after each round.  If the weather is questionable I'll pull out something stainless.

As for Divots and Ball Marks I always make sure to fix them.  I really hate walking up to a green that looks like the lunar surface.  Even if it's a course I might never play again I always fix ball marks by mine or around my line.  Nothing is more frustrating than watching a perfectly stroked putt hit a speed bump along the way.

 

Exactly. If people have enough energy to play golf, they have enough energy to fix their marks. I remember playing a course once...one that I've only played once in my life...perhaps will play again in the future...but, it was a slow day for them, so, I decided to fix some ball marks. I actually had the superintendent come up and thank me. That made me feel pretty good.

Steve B


I agree Josh, it seems like my course is slow anyway, so I normally fix ball marks while I wait on guys to look at putts and putt out after I am ready to go.  I use a Scotty Divot tool and use whatever change I have thrown in my bag.  I have a 009 Scotty in Charcoal Mist with red, white and blue paintfill.  I cover it with a 2008 or 2010 Ryder Cup cover depending on the weather.   

Josh G


I like to do a little course maintenance on slow days as well.  If I toil about my shot too long I'm bound to screw it up.  I'll pick up broken tees on the box, rake a bunker, fill in some divots, or fix some pitch marks too.  It sets a good example for others, keeps the course looking sharp, and most importantly, it keeps me from thinking about every little idiosyncrasy in my swing.

Steve B

...my course is slow anyway, so I normally fix ball marks while I wait on guys to look at putts and putt out after I am ready to go...

David Browning


These kind of things do set good examples for others. I ALWAYS rake bunkers and if I see a broken tee on the box, I'll usually either pick it up/throw it away, or set it beisde the marker(s). Not only does it keep the course looking sharp, but it helps the grounds crew as well. Those things can easily ruin a good mower.

David Browning


Steve B

I agree Josh, it seems like my course is slow anyway, so I normally fix ball marks while I wait on guys to look at putts and putt out after I am ready to go.  I use a Scotty Divot tool and use whatever change I have thrown in my bag.  I have a 009 Scotty in Charcoal Mist with red, white and blue paintfill.  I cover it with a 2008 or 2010 Ryder Cup cover depending on the weather.   

 

Your 009 sounds nice. Could you post some pictures on here, please?

Curt R


I use a squirell by spakesology golf. It allows me to line the ball to the marker without bending down because of my bad back. Use it like a gun sight. It rocks!

Ryan A


For a ballmark I use a large coin with bible scripture on in it.  My current putter (always a Scotty Cameron) is a JAT 2 TOUR Center Shaft....all hand stamped and the only 340g JAT 2 in the registry.

Ryan 

Christian J


I use a 1974 silver dollar with President Eisenhower on it.  I chose this because I'm striving to shoot in the 70's and I'm a fan of Ike.  For a divot tool I just use an Edwards Jones complementary one I received from my coach.  Nothing special but it gets the job done.  Putter wise I'm still using my swoosh IC 20-20, until I save up enough money for a new one.  

Rodger E


I have been playing golf for 21 years and I started out using a 1980 quarter due to the fact I wanted to shoot 80 or below and have kept declining in dates over the years as to my low round.  I am pround to say I now use a 1965 Quarter!  Still want to get to the 1964 or earlier!  Getting older though and it keeps getting tougher to do but I'm keeping at it!

Rob K


For a marker, I use a Phoenix Coyotes logo ball marker.  It was a gift from my wife and I use it every round.  For pivot tool, I use one that I got in March from Troon North in Scottsdale.  It was such a nice vacation, and the golf course was amazing.  Always brings back great memories.  As for the putter, I use a Studio Select Newport, which has some custom shop work done to it.  Sight line added, lime green custom grip, and lime green and blue paint fill.  All being protected by a 2011 Vegas cover!

Todd T


My Army Ranger coin!

Parthur


Up until a few weeks ago, I used a repair tool from Shinnecock Hills that I had for years: bummed I lost it. Now using one from a local course that works great. Pet Peeve: Walking up the fairway and seeing a divot the size of Rhode Island, sitting a foot from the excavation point; Geez how lazy/clueless can one be!

Putter: png Specify, Orange dot, Anser with grey back-Heavy. It rolls really well for me.

Could be any from courses I have played, or if too lazy to search the bag or my dresser, I always carry a quarter, nickel and dime, and use whichever depending on how close to the hole I mark (or if it could bother another player on a similar line).

P.S. to Todd T: Nice Ranger coin. Thanks for your commitment.

808HACKER


A friend of mine attended the 2012 US Open and sent me this coin marker, I really like their logo...reminds me of an angel with a halo.  As for the divot tool, I use something similar to the one pictured and says Oahu Country Club, it's a private golf club my friends used to work at in Hawaii.  Lastly, my one and only putter that I have been using for the last 10 years, can't seem to find anything better, the feel is awesome!!!

Andrew O


I rotate several ball markers...I've got a Scotty ball tool that I use, a personalized "coin" with my initials/name on it, and a FJ Ambassador ball marker.  To fix pitch marks, I've got a Scotty black high roller divot tool.  And to putt with, I use my Scotty Cameron Squareback 1.


I have Titleist Ball Markers on all my hats and I have 3 Scotty Cameron Pivot Tools that I rotate. I just love Titleist.

Chris S


I have a few markers, a Scotty divot tool and my Cameron SS Kombi-S heavy.

James B


I have a really nice FootJoy Ambassador ball marker

jeff l


i use

Clint S


A quarter for a ball marker, Scotty Cameron repair tool, ody mallet putter

SpankyC5


I have a USGA coin that has an inner magnetic coin.  Great for marking mine and my partner's ball.  Also use the big one far away and the small one up close.  Turned upside down means that I have moved it to remind me that I need to move it back.

Michael B


Studio Select Newport 2, Scotty pivot tool and FJ Ambassador ball marker.

Josh G


I've got a bag full of foreign coins that I use for ball markers.  My favorite one is a Jamaican dollar I have from my honeymoon.  For a pivot tool I use my Scotty.  I've got a bunch of pivots and I usually use whatever one is most seasonal or matches my get up.  I'm partial to the 4 leaf clover pivot.  My putter is my baby.  She's a Napa and she's gorgeous!  

Ron M.


I use a Hilton Head National marker and repair tool....Shot my 1st under par round there....Sea Mist Cali 1.5 /34

Christopher D


I use an Irish 50p coin.  It is hexagonal or octagonal in shape and I always have one side up.  It doesn't help with my putting, and I could mark with anything flat and roundish.  Like alot of things in life it is just done.  I purchased a Scotty Cameron GoLo putter last year, ordered to certain specs., but it hasn't helped me because I have lost my touch.  I love the way the GoLo sets up and all, but you put a Stradivarious in the hands of a no talent hack and you a'int going to get anything nice.  Now I am going to try and copy Jack Nicklaus's putting style, see if that doesn't help me see the line better.  As for a ball mark tool, I use a nice one I got at a nice course in Florida.  I use it mainly to fix others ball marks, because I don't hit many greens in regulation.  I also always pick up poor worms that may be kind of stranded on the green and place them in the fringe.  I figure if I don't give them a chance, who will?  Yeah, golf is my only pleasure now.  I really don't like playing with other people because they don't putt out, and don't follow the rules for lost balls or OBs, and don't fix their ball marks.  Sometimes they voice opinions that they should keep to themselves too.  I used to have a different view of playing partners, and had old Harvey Penick's attitude of, "If you play golf, then you're my friend."  But I'll be quite frank, if I was the only one left on earth, I'd go and play all the courses I wouldn't be able to ever play, and would be quite content.  As I said before, golf is my only pleasure.

Sean O


For Ball mark i usually use a poker chip, and i use a Studio Select Newport 2 

Jake W


masters ball mark scotty cameron pivot tool and my club glove towel and of course my putter

memphisunited


I use a poker chip from the Justin Timberlake Shriner's tournament.  Picked it up a couple of years ago in Vegas when I got to caddie out there.  My pro was great until he switched sponsors this year.  My current gamer is a Scotty GoLo and I use an old SC pivot tool.

Mike D., Team Titleist Manager


Here's my trusty Scotty Cameron GoLo... Love this putter.

In terms of ball mark... I'll grab a quarter out of my bag or sometimes a peso. Not too superstitious on the ball mark front.

Repair tool, I rotate between one from Piedmont Driving Club and one from The Bears Club.

Josh G


I love that murdered out JYD cover!

Carlo Angelo


I like those magnetic makers that you clip on your caps.  Each cap that I currently use has one on them.  Its so easy reaching for them on the brim of your cap instead of looking for your marker in your pocket.  I buy them as souvenirs on nice courses that I get to play.

Christian J


I love that putter Mike, someday I hope to have one as well!

Bill H


To mark my ball, I was using a Titleist 1 ball marker that came with a Titleist hat, so now I am using a Brass Guitar Pick as a ball marker. I have an ody divot tool, and use a White Hot XG#7 cs putter. I will be purchasing a new Putter in the next few weeks.

Jim A


I use my Titleist divot repair tool that I have had for twelve years now, 

My ball markers are usually a set of quarters from the 60's, they represent my goal to break 70. 

As for my putter, it is a Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Mill Spec.  36" in length with 4 degrees of loft.

Sean B


Sorry to say but I don't use a Scotty putter, kind of one of those things do fix what isn't broke, but I use a simple peso from my honeymoon as a ball mark and a titleist repair tool.

Bill P


Always a dime.....my ball mark tool was a gift from my younger son from when he was working at the Country Club in Brookline.....during the Rider Cup year.....and I use an older  Rossie putter....with a Titleist full cord grip.....I go back and forth with a black full cord and a red full cord when I regrip......

ToddL


I have a custom Scotty California Monterey heavy putter, a Scotty pivot tool (standard silver with red paint fill), and a Footjoy ball marker.