Golf Ball Markers: Why They’re So Important in Golf?

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Golf is a sport that needs a whole lot of equipment. It isn’t as simple as football or basketball where just one ball suffices, and you can go about with your game. Golf tends to be much more complicated in that regard, and one would require some golf balls, clubs, a towel, and a golf marker (to say the least!). However, there’s a reason as to why SO many different things go into your golf bag, and today, we want to delve into one specific tool you need: a golf ball marker.

What’s a golf ball marker?

A golf ball marker is a rather small object used to mark the position of a golf ball on the green. This is done in order to allow other players to putt, enabling you to pick up your own ball. Without a marker, your ball would probably obstruct the line of other players. That’s why the marker should be as small and as flat as possible so as not to get in anyone’s way!

What are the rules to marking my ball?

You just need to place your marker behind the ball in order to be able to locate the ball’s last position. Don’t lift your ball until you have placed a marker in order to recall where it was, otherwise, you would get penalized. If your marker is in the way of your fellow golfers, you may place it a few clubheads’ length to the side. It may seem simple enough but keep this in mind: you should NEVER use your golf ball marker to align your ball!

What objects should - and should not- be used as a golf ball marker?

Not any object has the right size and dimensions to be used as a ball marker. Were the object too small, it might get lost. On the other hand, were it too big, it might get in the way of other players putting - which is a more common problem. That’s why golfers would often opt for objects such as coins or poker chips as their golf ball markers. They’re small, they’re flat, and they’re light enough to carry around. However, more and more people are opting for other types of markers, that are more personalized and reflective. So, while you can opt for a simple penny, maybe show some love to your favourite brand by customizing your own golf marker with their logo!

Why should I invest in a quality golf ball marker?

For starters, it’ll save you time knowing what type of object to use. It is considered poor golf etiquette to use some objects versus others and having a golf marker specifically for that purpose is sure to allow for smoother play. In addition, you are less likely to lose or misplace your marker than you are any other object, as having your own marker means less mix-ups as to which object belongs to whom. For an increasingly sustainable lifestyle, a good ball marker is the way to go: it withstands the dirt of the field and does not need to be replaced as frequently as any other random object would.

So, while it may be small in size, the golf ball marker plays a huge role. That’s why, carefully choosing your marker is key in how your game flows, especially with regards to your opponents. Get the right marker, and you’ll never hear complaints that your marker is interfering with someone else’s play ever again!

Keeping all these objectives in mind, we are close to the launch of our newest product: Caddyboo Marker! We aim to provide a perfect golf ball marker to help you step up your game. That’s why we promise you some exciting features and pleasant user-experience with the opportunity to express yourself in any golf course. Subscribe to our newsletters to stay tuned for the launch date.

Tell us what you expect from the best golf marker in the comments below ⬇️

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Author: Ban Beidas
Caddyboo Team


1 comment

  • Maya Kristina Cheikh-el-Chabab

    I expect it to be nice and sleek, to be seen from a distance and to make my putt easier

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