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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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Three crosses above and to the right of the brand logo. Color doesn’t really matter but I’ve always used that same mark. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

If it makes you feel better, this was like 4 different threads all merged.  Very good topic so it's good to have all the discussions together. Great history with lots of unique ideas. 

My daughter saw me marking balls (3 green dots below the number) - "ohhhh, coool! Can I draw on your golf ball dad?" Sure, why not. For those that know.... you know. For those that don't, it

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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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Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

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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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Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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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!

Post theft of my clubs and gear, I have all new:In the bags:

ClicGear cart bag; Mizuno Carry Bag.

Clic Gear 2.0 cart.

Lamkin mid size grips on all.

KZG VC-420 Driver 10.5 deg with 38 lb flex black NovaTech 6000 shaft.

KZG Q 3 Wood 15 deg with 37 lb Fierce Full Force shaft silver

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

KZG H370 Tour hybrid 22 deg with Silver NovaTech shaft 38 lbs

KZG forged cavity back CBIII wedges AW -5 iron, bent 3 deg up, with silver 38lb graphite NovaTech shafts

KZG 60 degree forged wedge NS shaft.

Callaway X Jaw 64 degree wedge

Odyssey Putter.

Vision Golf Balls Test Pilot, Titleist ProV1x

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Since I switched to Yellow Z Stars, marking my ball seems less critical.

 

(Would have been a good contest entry... :) )

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Since I switched to Yellow Z Stars, marking my ball seems less critical.

 

(Would have been a good contest entry... :) )

 

Hey Sac how are you like the Yellow Z Stars? Modesto and Sacramento aren't to far away so your balls probably see a lot of the same conditions that mine do.

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Hey Sac how are you like the Yellow Z Stars? Modesto and Sacramento aren't to far away so your balls probably see a lot of the same conditions that mine do.

I found one on the course and then bought a dozen. I am all over the place with the game these days and the yellow helps me find the ball a ton.

When I hit it well, it is one of the best feeling balls I have played.

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I lost 10-15 yards on my drive and some spin when trying the ZStarx versus the ProV1x.

 

That said, I mark my balls with a green shamrock, created by making 3 connecting dots and a small stem from the bottom, just under the right side of the ball's logo.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I guess I'm the only one that doesn't mark my ball... but then again, I have yet to find anyone else playing Top Flights...

 

I did have to tell the guy I was playing that the ball he found was NOT a range ball but mine instead... then I had to explain why the Gamer V2 was better than his ball...

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Driver - 
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3 Wood -  :callaway-small: XR16
Hybrids -  :srixon-small:  ZH45
Irons -  :mizuno-small:  JPX 850 Pro

Wedges -  :callaway-small: Mac Daddy 2
Putter -   :taylormade-small: Spider Tour Red
Bag - Ogio Grom Stand

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I lost 10-15 yards on my drive and some spin when trying the ZStarx versus the ProV1x.

 

That said, I mark my balls with a green shamrock, created by making 3 connecting dots and a small stem from the bottom, just under the right side of the ball's logo.

Distance seems OK for me at this point. Once the driver is behaving better, I will take some pairings to the par 5's for some driving range time.

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I need to change my mark... 2 others on this board use my green shamrock as well. And I thought I was being creative. ;P

 

 

I've done it for 10 years now. There is some Irish in my bloodline, and I decided to roll with it(that and blue, black and red were already taken in my normal foursome, so I got green in the 4 marker pack. Started like that, now it's been my mark for a long time). Before that, I used a trident symbol (just an upside down v)

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.

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I found one on the course and then bought a dozen. I am all over the place with the game these days and the yellow helps me find the ball a ton.

When I hit it well, it is one of the best feeling balls I have played.

 

Agreed. When you're on, these balls are amazing! I've been having a great time with them and the CG14 wedges, excellent spin/bite so far. I also enjoy being able to find my ball in the rough easily :unsure:

I laught at your claims to fight a zombie apocalypse when most of you can't stand up to a Spider

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