Golf Ball Marks: Do you mark your golf ball like a Tour pro?

How do you mark your golf ball? Take a look at how some of the PGA Tour players personalise their balls. 

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Thu, 3 May 2018

Golf Ball Marks: Do you mark your golf ball like a Tour pro?

A recent Golfmagic forum thread about possible cheating - where a member claimed an opponent mysteriously 'found' a ball in play that he was convinced had previously been hit out of bounds and lost - brought up the importance of personalising your golf ball.

If you clearly mark your ball with distinctive dots, lines, your initials or even a smiley face - there can be no dispute that it's yours. It's not enough to declare 'it must be mine, it's a TaylorMade'

Tour professionals all have their own ways to make their golf balls distinctive and also to line up putts, like Tour pro Gary Boyd.

TaylorMade Golf Ball Testing- 1999 to 2017 - TP5 v TP5x review - Golf Ball Test 2017.mp4

Play the wrong ball in strokeplay and you’re penalised two strokes; in matchplay you lose the hole. If two players can’t decide whose ball belongs to whom, they must declare them both ‘lost’.

We're always fascinated by the way golfers mark their ball - not only amateurs but professionals. Check out how a number of the world's best mark their golf balls...