Here's a gizmo for you "type A" golfers. Although, I'm sure you already have your own way of finding the sweet spot on your golf ball. Some of the guys I play with are so anal that they throw away a golf ball after one hole. I can ...
Golf Ball Markers & Personalized Magnetic Hat Clips
It’s 1950. Two friends finally reach the green. They are evenly matched. A nickel rides on this hole alone. Not big money, just enough to buy a Coca-Cola. One ball likes two feet from the cup. The other ball lies three feet. Three-feet is away. He lines up his putt. He gets ready to swing.
Why doesn’t Two-feet just mark his ball? What’s going on here? Why is Three-feet even putting?
Three-feet swings (more of a small scooping chip) and pops his ball over Two-feet’s and right into the cup.
“Aces!” says Three-feet. “You owe me a nickel!”
It wasn’t until 1952 when the United States Golf Association finally agreed to change the rules and allow a player to mark their ball on the putting surface. Prior to this time, the above scenario probably would have happened — or the blocked party had the option of putting around it as well. Once the new rule was engaged, it opened up a new market for new little gadgets in the world of golf.
Rule 20-1: “The position of the ball to be lifted should be marked by placing a ball-marker, a small coin or other similar object immediately behind the ball.” Just what types of “other similar objects” does this rule talk about?
As you can see below, small metal objects can be more than just a substitute for a dime or quarter — they can be a great way to advertise your favorite golf course or show your favorite team spirit like with the Alabama Crimson Tide Hat Clip and Ball Marker. The ball marker also might be a part of a cooler “all-in-one tool” like the Victorinox Swiss Army Golf Tool.
Oh sure, you can use the boring coin, or you can be cheap enough to use that little plastic one with a mini spike on the bottom that you found on the last green. But wouldn’t it be better to pick up something that shows a little spirit?
If that rule hit in 1952, I wonder how many markers were printed with “I like Ike” on them to campaign on the links?
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Roll Tide! Congrats to the 2009 NCAA Football Champions, the Alabama Crimson Tide. Of course if you are fan (and a golfer) you will need to get your Alabama Crimson Tide Hat Clip & Ball markers. You don't have to get Alabama, you can get any ...
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Callaway Golf Balls | Pocketknife Gift Set
What do we get Dad? Tie. Nah, too many already. Sweater. He always takes them back -- no clothes! Something electronic. This is Dad, remember? Right. Something with golf? What is there that's left?
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Golf Gift Set | Pebble Grain w/ Tee, Ball Marker
Certain golf gifts speak louder than others.
The golf towel says, "I couldn't find anything else and had five minutes. Sorry."
The exploding golf ball says, "I still find this joke funny even though it never works."
The Maxfli Noodle golf balls say, "I do care. I just went for what was on sale."
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|Masters Golf Ball Marker W Bonus Magnetic Hat Clip
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|2 Masters Golf Ball Markers W Bonus Magnetic Hat Clip
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