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So how did you come up with your mark?

 

In Highschool we got a sleeve of balls and at first I got the 3s, so I stuck with them as being my favorite numbers in the box. I saw this mark on one of my range balls except it was on top of the name instead of the number. It distracted me and I shrunk the dispersion.

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I mark my ball with 5 dots. Thats 5 on each side! 10 total. I get grief from some of my playing partners but one thing is for sure my ball never gets confused with any other players on the course. Plus when you mark both sides you usually can identify without having to lift ball when say it's in deeper rough. I always though marking both sides was the norm but i have friends who just don't seem to care about how or why they mark their ball! Colors vary, sometime blue,red,green what evver mood I guess!

 

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I put 4 dots around the logo forming a crosshairs-type look. I prefer to use blue marker is the logo is all black, black marker if the number is red. I used to put an "M" on the other side, but I stopped so that I could plausbibly deny that a ball hit into a window/street/backyard is mine.

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One red line through the side stamp.

Or a green clover..

yellow moon

blue stars...

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I mark my ball with a red dot to the right of the number.

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I'm really daft about ball marking, but I just love the ritual of sitting down with a brand new dozen, unpacking them all, and marking them all up in a very specific way. Previously, I've been marking the 1's with 1 dot, the 2's with 2 dots, and likewise the 3's and 4's. Different colours for each number, and 6 marks per ball.

 

For my last box though, I've changed my ritual, and am now doing 2 colours, 2 dots, 6 sets per ball. So I'll pick 2 colour pens (different colour pairs per number), say red and black for 1's, blue and orange for 2's, etc, then do a pair of dots, one red, one black, in 6 positions per ball. This is so that there is always one position which is visible on the top of the ball, even if plugged.

 

Wow, it actually reads crazier than it actually is. I won't tell you about the chanting I do while marking :lol:

 

Anyone know a good OCD consultant/psychiatrist (delete as appropriate)? B)

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They're magically delicious. Golf balls are a little rubbery though.

 

They're always stealing my lucky charms!!

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I mark mine similar to Funky does except I had my initials "BEB".

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Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

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I'm really daft about ball marking, but I just love the ritual of sitting down with a brand new dozen, unpacking them all, and marking them all up in a very specific way. Previously, I've been marking the 1's with 1 dot, the 2's with 2 dots, and likewise the 3's and 4's. Different colours for each number, and 6 marks per ball.

 

For my last box though, I've changed my ritual, and am now doing 2 colours, 2 dots, 6 sets per ball. So I'll pick 2 colour pens (different colour pairs per number), say red and black for 1's, blue and orange for 2's, etc, then do a pair of dots, one red, one black, in 6 positions per ball. This is so that there is always one position which is visible on the top of the ball, even if plugged.

 

Wow, it actually reads crazier than it actually is. I won't tell you about the chanting I do while marking :lol:

 

Anyone know a good OCD consultant/psychiatrist (delete as appropriate)? B)

 

i just think you have WAY too much time on your hands. Let me guess - you're single?

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Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

Ping I15 Irons 5-UW AWT

Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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I'm really daft about ball marking, but I just love the ritual of sitting down with a brand new dozen, unpacking them all, and marking them all up in a very specific way. Previously, I've been marking the 1's with 1 dot, the 2's with 2 dots, and likewise the 3's and 4's. Different colours for each number, and 6 marks per ball.

 

For my last box though, I've changed my ritual, and am now doing 2 colours, 2 dots, 6 sets per ball. So I'll pick 2 colour pens (different colour pairs per number), say red and black for 1's, blue and orange for 2's, etc, then do a pair of dots, one red, one black, in 6 positions per ball. This is so that there is always one position which is visible on the top of the ball, even if plugged.

 

Wow, it actually reads crazier than it actually is. I won't tell you about the chanting I do while marking :lol:

 

Anyone know a good OCD consultant/psychiatrist (delete as appropriate)? :D

 

So after all this, is there time left in the day to..you know...play golf? :P

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I'm really daft about ball marking, but I just love the ritual of sitting down with a brand new dozen, unpacking them all, and marking them all up in a very specific way. Previously, I've been marking the 1's with 1 dot, the 2's with 2 dots, and likewise the 3's and 4's. Different colours for each number, and 6 marks per ball.

 

For my last box though, I've changed my ritual, and am now doing 2 colours, 2 dots, 6 sets per ball. So I'll pick 2 colour pens (different colour pairs per number), say red and black for 1's, blue and orange for 2's, etc, then do a pair of dots, one red, one black, in 6 positions per ball. This is so that there is always one position which is visible on the top of the ball, even if plugged.

 

Wow, it actually reads crazier than it actually is. I won't tell you about the chanting I do while marking :D

 

Anyone know a good OCD consultant/psychiatrist (delete as appropriate)? :P

In honor of your efforts, I will no longer mark my ball. In the grand totaling of things, this will help to balance out the universe and make everything equal.

 

After the round, mine are custom tree marked anyway. :lol:

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i just think you have WAY too much time on your hands. Let me guess - you're single?

 

 

So after all this, is there time left in the day to..you know...play golf? :P

 

In honor of your efforts, I will no longer mark my ball. In the grand totaling of things, this will help to balance out the universe and make everything equal.

 

After the round, mine are custom tree marked anyway. ;)

Haha - nice replies guys, cheers. I'm happily married, with a 4yr old daughter, and I play as much golf as I can :) Just let me have this one little thing, and don't judge me :D

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Cobra S9.1 10.5 + 3W

 

Cobra SZ 3I-9I, PW, GW

 

Vokey 52 & 60

 

Rife 400 Series Half Mallet

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Haha - nice replies guys, cheers. I'm happily married, with a 4yr old daughter, and I play as much golf as I can :) Just let me have this one little thing, and don't judge me :D

And he bags a sabertooth, dangerous to all opponents on and off the green ;)

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A simple blue dot on the number does it for me. Nothing crazy or hard to remember.

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Haha - nice replies guys, cheers. I'm happily married, with a 4yr old daughter, and I play as much golf as I can :blink: Just let me have this one little thing, and don't judge me ;)

 

Buddy, we've got guys here with more shoes than Foot Locker, guys with more putters than rounds played/year...this is a judgment free zone for sure.

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In honor of your efforts, I will no longer mark my ball. In the grand totaling of things, this will help to balance out the universe and make everything equal.

 

After the round, mine are custom tree marked anyway. :angry:

 

The mark that birch trees leave is actually pretty neat looking, except for the fact that your ball is shot.

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Buddy, we've got guys here with more shoes than Foot Locker, guys with more putters than rounds played/year...this is a judgment free zone for sure.

 

Yes, lest we all be judged.

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The mark that birch trees leave is actually pretty neat looking, except for the fact that your ball is shot.

Not true. A little wobble in the ball counters the wobble in my swing.

Nothing but pure at that point.

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I use a green marker and connect 3 dots to make a clover and then draw a short stem. The rest of the guys in my group use red, black, and blue markers and had been before I started playing regularly. Green was the only color left, so I went with it and developed using a clover mark.

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So how did you come up with your mark?

 

In Highschool we got a sleeve of balls and at first I got the 3s, so I stuck with them as being my favorite numbers in the box. I saw this mark on one of my range balls except it was on top of the name instead of the number. It distracted me and I shrunk the dispersion.

 

 

I always write the number 24 on my ball.

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I mark mine with a black "S" but if playing a hole with out of bounds with houses close by I play a ball with no markings - just in case!

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KZG Q 5 Wood, 19 deg with 37 lb Fierce Full Force shaft silver

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