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I saw this on Reddit and it got me thinking about ball markers.


A long time ago, after winning a scramble with some friends, I was paid my winnings in coin. We never played high stakes and it was funny. What they didn’t realize is that I play the long game, and anytime I tee’d up with any one of those guys, I pulled out one of those coins, a half dollar, to mark my ball.

I’ve played various ball markers since then, but I started using a half dollar from 1997 upon my return to golf from hiatus.  The year has meaning to me, it’s a great size marker, and it reminds me of the good old days golfing with my friends.

Any other stories out there like mine?  What do you use?  A quarter you found in your car?  A tee (pet peeve), nothing, a purchased marker/coin/token, etc?



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I either use an old Irish 20p coin or a 12 gauge cap.  Just don't use a poker chip, those things are way too big!

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Either of these that I made:


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I used to use a coin from a voodoo shop in New Orleans but it disappeared. Guess someone needed it for their mojo bag. 

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a silver dollar that my grandpa gave me from my birth year.

if my ball is near someone's line and they don't ask me to move the mark, i just take the little insert out of my divot repair tool and use that because it's much flatter. 

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I picked this marker up a few years ago and haven't lost it yet.  I like it because the larger size is easy to find in my pocket and use when I am out of everyone's way.  The smaller center disc pops out when I am close to somebody's line.  If I am real close or i need to move the mark then i use a small plastic disc that has a peg on one side to give a real flat surface if their putt happens to roll over it.   



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poker chip ball marker from Pebble Beach

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Kenyan 1 Shilling coin.  It's typical ball marker sized, thin, magnetic and the '1' is great for pointing at the ball so I know exactly where it was if I put the market to one side of it. 

Also they are not worth much if I lose them. 

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3 hours ago, Mzno said:

Love the Mizuno marker, what size diameter?

It's 1 1/4" diameter 👍

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I rotate thru several, new ones come in and old ones are tossed or lost. Current crop…


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Rotate through a few. Usually the course I am playing gives them out so I use those. I’ve had poker chips in the past, pennies, and even a metal engraved buck club chip

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Mostly I use a quarter or a Grumpy ball marker my kids bought me from Disney World one year. Guess I wasn’t the fun dad on that trip.

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I used an Aruban Florin coin for the longest time (it's where I propose to my wife and where we vacation often) but the thing is the size of a quarter and gets easily lost on the green so this past year I switched to a half dollar coin.



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I've got a nice Ping marker that magnetically attaches to a clip on my hat.  I've got a second marker on my divot tool that I use when whatever buddy of mine inevitably doesn't have a marker for his own ball.

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Always a Texas quarter.

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4 hours ago, DiscipleofPenick said:

I got two of these copper slugs custom stamped off Etsy. There's a third line of text, but I'll leave it to your imagination.


Did it come with a Royale With Cheese?

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Got this baby in London. Then got the idea to use it at a ball marker the next day at The Shire London course! Which happens to be my very first post on this forum! A review of that course! 

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