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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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I've always used the Predator 3 dot laser scope right of the number.

 

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Poor Mac.... Wasn't a good day...

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Nice!!

MY BAG-

Driver- Taylormade SLDR 12* (Speeder 7.2vc tour spec S)

3 Wood- Taylormade R11(bimatrix prototype S)

3 Hybrid- Ping I20(stock S)

Irons-Taylormade Tour Perferred MC ( C Taper S)

Wedges- 50, 54, and 58 SCOR4161( KBS)

Putter-Taylormade Ghost Corza.

 

All Left Handed!

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Mine come pre-marked with 'Range' on them.

Driver: Ping G30 - Oban Isawa - Stiff

3 Wood: RBZ Tour 14.5 - 42.5" Kai'li 80S

Hybrid: Ping G30 - 7 wood - Stiff

Irons: Mizuno JPX 800 4 Iron ,JPX 800 Pro 5-GW

Wedges: Callaway 54 and 58 MD2

Putter: Odyssey Protype #2 Black

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I've also marked mine before by simply writing F*** YOU on them when having a particularly bad day.

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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Mine come pre-marked with 'Range' on them.

That's great. My wife likes to mark hers that way too. She found some on the first hole the other day (it borders the range) and got all excited. Our home course has a lot of water and quite a few forced carries. She is a beginner so she loses lots of balls and plays with anything she can find. She got ticked when I told her that she wasn't supposed to play with them and lots of golf courses will kick you off for playing them.

It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

What's in my Bag:
Driver: Adams Speedline Super LS 10.5 with Excalibur T7+ tour stiff shaft
3 Wood: Adams Speedline Super LS 13 degree with Excalibur TFW Tour stiff shaft
Hybrid: Nickent 6DT 19 degree Aldilla Voodoo NV Stiff shaft
Irons: 4-9 KZG Tour Evolution with Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 tour 120 x flex shafts
Wedges:49 degree Dave Pelz wedge with a Nippon N.S. Pro Modus tour 120 x flex shaft. 54,64 Dave Pelz wedges with Rifle spinner shafts 59 Degree Scor wedge with rifle spinner shaft.
Putter: Bentinardi Ben Hogan Big Ben Center shafted 33 inches with best grips custom pistol putter grip.

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X, Callaway Hex Chrome +

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Just a single orange dot right of the Chevron from Callaway. If by some chance someone else has a similar mark, I keep a black sharpie to put a black dot next to the orange one.

Ping G410 Plus Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
Ping G410 LST 3 Wood Oban Tour Prototype V430
Titleist U500 3 & 4 Oban Kiyoshi Purple Tour Reserve
Titleist 620 MB 5-9 Oban CT 125
Titleist Vokey 47* Oban CT 125, 51*, 55*, and 59* Shimada Tour Wedge Black
Bettinardi Studio Stock SS28

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Ha! I found it! I knew there had to be an existing thread on this topic.

 

 

When I first started playing, my dad got me one of those stencils with lines and pictures and letters and such. I went nuts with it and made my balls look like collages. My sister went extra nuts and that was fine with me because it kept her busy.

 

Somewhere along the line, I wised up and started buying AAAA used golf balls. For those unfamiliar with the heading systems, these typically have logos of courses, foundations, companies, etc but are otherwise in perfect playable shape. I considered those logos my "mark."

 

Recently, I've been picking up my skill level and lose less balls so I invested in new new balls. I still didn't bother to mark them because it wasn't an issue, until it was. My buddy and I were both in the fairway in a league match playing a Titleist 2. Now off the drive, it was clear whose was which because I was about 20y past his but who knows what'll happen after our second.

 

I decided I'd better mark mine just in case and fumbled through my bag till I found the stencil kit. Now I didn't take the time to put a perfectly shaped fish on the ball, I just filled in a simple to the right of the number like this:

 

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This one survived 18 so the mark is a little faded but you get the gist. I really liked the way it looked at address so I started marking all my balls this same way on both sides of the ball. It's simple, but it makes me happy.

 

 

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:755178188_TourEdge: EXS 5W
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When I play Chrome Softs, I will sometimes mark below the V so that it looks like a medal 🥇

 

I usually just go with the three little dots somewhere around the number or next to name

 

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:ping-small: G400 Max

:ping-small: G410 3W

:ping-small: G410 3 & 4 Crossover

:ping-small: i200 5-PW

:vokey-small: Vokey SM7 | 52-56-60

:taylormade-small: Taylormade Spider X

 

 

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I draw a line around the entire ball (I use a 2 1/2" pic elbow) in a unique color like maroon.. The primary purpose of the line was for putting however if I set it up correctly on the tee I can see the ball strike on my driver. FYI the pic elbow at .90 is cheaper than any ball marking product.

 

 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I draw a line around the entire ball (I use a 2 1/2" pic elbow) in a unique color like maroon.. The primary purpose of the line was for putting however if I set it up correctly on the tee I can see the ball strike on my driver. FYI the pic elbow at .90 is cheaper than any ball marking product.

 

 

Could also use a toilet paper tube.

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* w/ KBS Tour Driven
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  to 16.5* w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :honma:TR20V 6-11 w/Vizard TR20-85 Graphite
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

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I draw a red line through the alignment aid, the another red line perpendicular to the other on one end.  Looks like a big red T.​  The stem of the T points to my intended putting line and I square my putter face to the top of the T.  It clearly marks my ball, and it gets my putter aligned correctly. I have to do this to get a square putter face because after I get my putter aligned I look at the hole and not the ball when I putt.  I also do the same off the tee.

We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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I draw a red line through the alignment aid, the another red line perpendicular to the other on one end. Looks like a big red T.​ The stem of the T points to my intended putting line and I square my putter face to the top of the T. It clearly marks my ball, and it gets my putter aligned correctly. I have to do this to get a square putter face because after I get my putter aligned I look at the hole and not the ball when I putt. I also do the same off the tee.

Kenny that's interesting - I'll have to try the t mark.

 

 

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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Line M Up base model.

 

 

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WITB 2019
Driver: Ping G30 10.5* w/ Tour 65 Stiff 

FW: Ping G30 14.5 & 18 w/ Ping Tour 80 Stiff

HY: Ping  G30 19* OR 22* w/ Ping Tour 90 Stiff

Irons: Callaway Xhot Pro 5i-PW w/ PX Flighted 6.0

Wedges: Cleveland RTX 2.0 50*, 54*,60*

Putter: Ping My Day OR Ping Anser 3

Ball: :titelist-small: ProV1/V1x OR Srixon Zstar/XV

Bag: Sun Mountain 2019 4.5 14way carry

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I got a Tin Cup stencil at Christmas, going with the Canadian theme. Used to just draw a happy face with one eye closed.

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Driver: Cobra F8 Tour length

3W: Cobra King F7 3/4 Wood

5W: Cobra King F7 5/6 Wood

Hybrid 3/4: Cobra F7 20.5*

Irons: 5 to PW Taylormade P790

A Wedge: 48* Vokey SM6 F grind

S Wedge: 54* Vokey SM6 M grind

L Wedge: 58* Vokey SM6 M grind

Putter: Rife Two Bar Hybrid 35" P2 Aware Tour grip

Ball: Taylormade TP 5X

Bag: Hot Z Canadian flag 🇨🇦

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Just 3 dots filled in, in blue.

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:mizuno-small:  Driver ST190 
:mizuno-small: 3 wood ST190            

:mizuno-small: 5 wood ST190

:taylormade-small: P790 5i / 7i  LZ 6.5  

:taylormade-small: P7WC 8i / PW
:callaway-small: MD5 Jaws 50* 54* 58*                                             

:taylormade-small: FCG #7 

:srixon-small: Z Star #6

 

 

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You balls? I use the 1 1/4 PVC elbow.

 

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I use a pvc fitting as well to mark the line then just circle the number on the ball

 

 

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Left Hand orientation

:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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I don't.... No need to.

 

 

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460, :Fuji: Ventus Black 70X

Fwy: :titelist-small: TS3, 15*, Veylix Rome 888 X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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6 dots around the number--Because that is what my old man done and I copied him-- Back when he ran the golf course I always ended up with the higher numbered Titleists because most of the gamblers were so superstitious they would not play higher numbered balls and I could buy them from the lot at pro cost. My old man never played a ball numbered over 2. It never made any difference at all to me then or now I will play any number. I was laughing yesterday thinking of him. I had got hold of some Snell balls and was playing a #99. He would have freaked out.  I think a few years ago T-Mag had a deal where you could order any number ball you wished. An old racing buddy of mine who wheels and deals with antiques and estate sales picked up a dozen with #39 on them which was the number I ran on most of my cars. He sent them to me I think I still have them on the top shelf of the closet. 

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Driver Homna  G1- X Stock Homna Regular shaft

4 wood Adams Tight Lies 

5 wood Adams Tight Lies 

24* Hybrid Adams A 10-OS Pro Launch Red R

Irons 5 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan Apex #2 shafts

SW- Wilson Staff JP II 56* shaft unknown

Putter 1997 Santa Fe rusty as heck

 

 

 

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