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Always a horseshoe under/around the number (if there is a number).  Was thinking this morning however, of numbering my balls this season, starting with 1 obviously, to see how many o go through…numbers will get pretty high I’m afraid!  LOL

Driver: Callaway Rogue  

FW: Callaway Rogue 3

Titleist Hybrid 

Irons: Wilson Staff baby!!!---pls please pick me to test, it's embarrassing

Put with: Odyssey 

Handicap: 18

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I use a ball marker that allows me to draw 3 lines on my Bridgestone balls similar to the Callaway triple track balls, and I use different colors so they are usually unique compared to anyone I play with.


Driver:  Callaway Rogue ST 9.5o

3W:  Callaway GBB Epic

HW:  Callaway Rogue ST

4H:  Callaway Steelhead Xr

5i -PW:  Callaway Steelhead Xr

GW:  Cleveland CBX2

SW:  Callaway Jaws

LW:  Callaway Jaws

Putter:  Odyssey QWorks Red Tank 7

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No pics at the moment, but I’ve did this for awhile now, but the number of dots have increased throughout the years. 4 dots, 4 kids. 2 blue dots, 2 pink. 2 boys/2 girls. I do however, mark a black line over the name. I use the line off the tee, to where I want to aim my tee shot & hardly use the line putting. I’ve tried, but always feel off. If I do use it putting, it’s mostly 10ft & under. 

Cally Epic Flash 3 💎 / HZRDUS 1100- 6.5/tipped 1.5”

TM M3 3wd HL/ Rogue 80x

Srixon 785/ DGTI x100s

Bridgestone Tour B/ 52°&58°- DGTI s400

Scotty TEI3 Long Neck

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I always play in a foursome & usually someone uses the same ball as mine.

 I put “X”’s on all my balls, all over the place. This way I can tell if it’s my ball, or not, w/o having to get close to it.

this, for me works great. Sometimes when I hit into woods/water and I’m searching for the ball I hit, I actually find my older balls.(I play the same course about 95% of the time)

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default_ping-small.jpg  G400 10.5 Mitsubishi KuroKage 60 S

default_ping-small.jpg  G430 Max 15.0 RDX Smoke Red 55 R

default_ping-small.jpg  G430 Max 18.0  RDX Smoke Red 55 R

default_ping-small.jpg  G430 Max 21.0  RDX Smoke Red 55 R

default_ping-small.jpg  G430 5-PW, 50*  Ping Alta CB AWT R

default_callaway-small.jpg  Jaws 54* 10S grind Ping Alta CB AWT R

default_callaway-small.jpg  Jaws 58* 12X grind Ping Alta CB AWT R

1937606363_Screenshot2022-11-1321.28.32.  Brandon Gen 2 SuperStroke Tour 2.0


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2 Blue dots above & below the number on Bridgestone.  Dots move to the left & right on a Titleist ball. 

The Sneaky mark I did for a while, was to fill in the gap on the Bridgestone B with blue sharpie.  

In my group we have Pink dot(s), Green dot(s), Purple dot(s), Red line, Initials, yin/yang stamp, and the guy who plays whatever ball he found on the last hole

ROGUE ST MAX 9* - Mitsubishi TENSEI AV White 65 Graphite stiff

GBB Epic Pro Tour 15* - Matrix Radix HD 7 stiff

Cleveland Mashie 20.5* - Miyazaki 5G Stiff

PXG O211 4-G - Steelfiber I95 Stiff

Callaway Mac Daddy CB 54* & 58* - KBS shafts.

PXG Battle Ready Bat Attack - PXG Multi-Material M16 Putter Shaft plumbers neck 

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If the ball is white, I spin them on a Check Go Pro and put a dot on the top of the spin axis. Then I draw a line along the spin axis and go from there. Any color is OK with me. 


If I'm using the Vice Drip, I don't mark it at all since it's easily identifiable. 

I also try to hit a different number if I need a provisional. 

Ping G400 woods, hybrids, irons. 

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Orange or green dot on the number and T on side stamp.



Driver:  Ping G425 Max (10.5º; Regular )

Fwy:  Cobra King SZ (3; Regular); Ping G410 (5; Regular)

Hybrids: Ping G410 (22º and 26º; Regular)

Irons: Cleveland Launcher XL (6-U)

Wedges: Ping Glide 3.0 (54º/12º), and Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 (58º/8º)

Putter:  Ping Karsten Anser X

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Very simple....a M H A around the # on the ball.

My grandkids initials.

Richard D. Shows II

Driver: PING G400 Max, 9.5*

Fairway woods: PING 425, 14* and PING G Series, 16.5*

Hybrids: PING G Series, 3H (19*), 4H (22*), 5H (26*)

Irons: PING 425, 7-SW

Wedge: Cleveland RTX ZipCore (58*)

Putter: YES! Callie or TaylorMade Spider GT(New)

Bag: Sun Mountain CX1 cart bag (Red, White and Blue)

Balls: Titleist ProV1, Srixon QStar (&Tour), Callaway ERC Soft, TaylorMade TP5

Rangefinder: TecTecTec!

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For a while, I used one of those golf ball stencils - a cloverleaf.  Recently I've just been ordering direct from Titleist and having my name put on the ball.  

Paul "Red" Dvorak

CallawaySmallLogo.jpg.4676b548b091ead456f20f3034bf6002.jpg  Mavrik Driver, Rogue ST Max Irons, Mavrik, Rogue & Paradym Hybrids 

Ping Small Logo.jpg Sand Wedge

Titleist Small Logo.jpg  Velocity 

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With to green dots above the brand name

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PXG Driver 9 degrees regular shaft

Taylormade 3 wood and 5 wood regular shaft

Taylormade  3 Rescue stiff shaft

Titliest  Volkey wedges 52 56 60 regular steel shafts

Bridgestone irons 4 thru PW regular steel shafts

Ball Maxfli Tour X or Titliest PV1 X

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I play the Vice Pro zero, so I just color in both "0's" on the ball with a red sharpie.

Driver: Callaway Paradyme Smoke Max, 9* stiff flex

5 wood: Sub 70

7 wood: Sub 70

Driving 2 iron: PXG 0311 X, reg flex steel

5-PW: Callaway Paradyme, 1/2" over, neutral lie, reg flex.

50/54/58 deg wedges: Sub 70

Putter: PXG GEN 1 Brandon, 35" shaft.

Ball: Vice Pro Zero

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I use two green dots on the right side of the number on one side and two green dots on the left side of the number on the other side of the ball. Green because it’s the color of money…


Driver: Cobra Rad Speed XD

3W: Rad speed

3 Hybrid Cobra 

4 Hybrid Cobra RadSpeed

irons: Taylormade  P770’s 5i - AW

wedges: Cleveland zipcore 60*, Taylormade High toe full face 56*

Putter: Scotty Cameron special select flowback 5.

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Red lines on one side, USMC Eagle, Globe, and Anchor on the other

Driver: Callaway Epic 9 degree, stiff (set at 10 degrees with the movable weight in the center}

FW: Callaway Epic 3,5, heaven wood w/ regular shaft (driver shaft in 3 wood, 3 wood shaft in 5 wood, 5 wood shaft in heaven wood, all three set at neutral plus 1 degree)

Hybrids: Callaway BB19 4,6,7 (4 set at neutral plus 1 degree and 6 and 7 set at neutral minus 1 degree for gapping purposes)

Irons: Callaway Rogue ST Max 8, 9, PW 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM6 50,54,58

Ball: Titleist Pro V1, 1X, Vice Pro Plus or anything I find that day and try out for the fun of it (I haven't bought balls with my own money in at least 10 years)

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I put the numerals "082304" somewhere on the ball.

I was in a very serious accident, on this date, and almost died during the Life Flight, to the hospital, and then almost died during 3 of 8 surgeries in the ICU...it was literally touch and go.

So now...I use that as my mark to let me remember that the Good Lord is not finished with me yet...and that Golf is just a game....and there many other things, in life, that are oh so much more important than a number, on a scorecard.....

Driver - Sub 70 849D - Fujikura Pro 62 Tour Spec

4 Wood - Sub 70 949X - Sub 70 Project X

7 Wood - Sub 70 949X - Sub 70 Project X

5 iron - Sub 70 699 Pro U V2 23*

6-AW - Sub 70 699 Pro V2

SW - Sub 70 TAIII 2023 Limited Edition Forged 54*

LW - Sub 70 TAIII 2023 Limited  Forged 58*

Putter - PXG Bat Attack

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I put my initials JP.  The J and the P are together in one line. 

I'm 72 years old and I enjoy playing golf at least once a week.

PXG 0211 Driver 10.5, with graphite senior shaft

PXG 0211 3W, 5W and 7W, with graphite senior shaft

Cobra F-Max Hybrid set 6,5,4 Hybrids, 7,8,9,PW,GW, graphite senior shaft (I'm old)

C3i 59 degree Sand Wedge, steel shaft

Odyssey DFX Double Wide 33" putter

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Last year I used a black sharpie and blue sharpie and made a little "triangle" of dots on the side of the text on the ball. Not sure if I will go that route again this year or change it up. 


Driver: :cobra-small: DARKSPEED X 9* Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6X (Currently Testing)

Fairways: :cobra-small: Aerojet Max 3W & 7W MCA Kai'Li White 60 Stiff

Hybrid: :cobra-small: King TEC 3H MCA MMT 85g Stiff

Irons: :cobra-small: Aerojet 6-GW KBS $-taper Lite Stiff

Wedges: :cobra-small: Snakebite Black 52/56/60 Hi-Rev 2.0 Black Stiff

Putter: :scotty-cameron-1: Super Select Newport 2.0

Ball: :maxfli: Tour X :titleist-small: ProV1x


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Wow! I'm amazed at how many use green dots. I also use a green dot to the upper left of the number. I originally decided to use green

because no one else at my course used green. There were plenty using black, blue or red. I've  never played with anyone else using green.

I've been doing it now for maybe 30 years.

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I put three cursive "j" (my initial" around the equator more or less aligned with the alignment stripe. One of them is usually visible no matter how the ball lies, so I can determine it's mine without moving it.


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Callaway Epic Flash Driver (9 degree), Callaway Mavrik 3W, Titlelist 910H 3h, Taylormade Speed Blade irons (4i-PW), Kirkland v1 wedges (52-56-60), Odyssey Versa 7 putter. All clubs R-flex

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Two red dots - one above and one below the brand stamp.

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Madison bats -

Driver - Callaway Mavrik 10.5*, Reg 55 gram Riptide

3W - Taylor Rocket Ballz 15* R

5W - Taylor Rocket Balls 19* 

Hybrid 22* Rocket Balls R, 25* Hyper Speed R

Irons - 6-P Titleist AP2 712 S TT Gold Hi Launch

W 52, 56, 60 Vokey SM6


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Well, I use Vice Pro balls and normally wait till they send me a deal for free printing since I usually buy 10 dozen at a time. Then I have a graphic of my college mascot that I modified a bit, saved it as a .jpg and send that in to be printed on the ball. No one I play with can mistake who the ball belongs to!! In fact, I have had friends come in after a round with one my "lost" balls they found and they bring it right to me telling me where they found it!!

Driver: Callaway Epic Speed 9* - Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65, Stiff

3 Wood: Callaway Epic Flash 3 Wood 14* - Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75, Stiff

Hybrids: Callaway Epic Flash #3 17* - Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver 70, Stiff

               Callaway Epic Flash #4 20* - Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver 70, Stiff

               Callaway Epic Flash #5 23* - Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver 70, Stiff

               Callaway Epic Flash #6 26* - Mitsubishi Tensei AV Silver 65, Regular

Irons: Ping G430, Red Dot, 7, 8, 9, W, 45.5*, 50*, ALTA CB BLACK, Regular

Wedges: Edison Forged - 55*, KBS PGI 80, Regular 2* Flat

Putter: Odyssey Toe Up #1, Ball: Vice Pro

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I draw a "V" under the number on the ball (both sides). "V" for my last name.

:taylormade-small:Taylormade R1 driver (set to 9 degrees)
:taylormade-small: Taylormade SLDR driver 10.5 degrees
:callaway-small: Callaway big bertha 3 wood
:wilson-small: Wilson 5 wood
:taylormade-small:Taylormade Aeoburner irons (5-pw)
:taylormade-small:Taylormade 52 degree wedge
Ping knock-off sand Wedge
Warrior 60 degree wedge
Trutech putter

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Blue and orange dots for Boise State and a blue line flag. 


Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero

Wood:Ping G410 

Hybrids:PXG 317X

Irons:Ping i500 4-U Wedge

Wedges:Cleveland RTX3 54 & 58

Putter: Ping Anser 2 Sigma, PXG Bat Attack

Ball:Snell MTB Yellow, Titleist AVX Yellow

Bag: Ping Hoofer

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