What do you use on the green?

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.

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.   

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...

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.

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?

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!

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 

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.  

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!

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!

My Army Ranger coin!

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.

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!!!

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.

Ben T
Ben T post:

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