so apparently according to the demonstration video, the Scotty Cameron ball repair tool is not good or effective at repairing ball marks due to the design of it:
I try, but I always end up leaving a little 1/4" hole that I need to tamp down flat. I should watch some videos on ball mark repair, now that it is becoming more of a concern for me.
This is one of the best posts I have read, very informative and helpful !!!
I also repair other ball marks as well. Can you imagine what the greens would looks like if every golfer correctly repaired his divot and another divot as well !
This was a very informative thread. One thing that I'd like to point out since we are on the subject of repairing ball marks.....This time of the year and especially where I live, the temps get below freezing and the greens are frozen. When they start to thaw and if you are playing, it is virtually impossible I think to correctly repair the ball mark. I've tried but the top half inch or so of the green is soft but below that is just frozen ground. What should you do in that situation? I have been trying to fix as best I can but I'm sure that it's the "improper way", but I don't see any other way to fix it when the ground below is rock hard......
To me, this is a great post, because I put etiquette way before good scoring. Nothing more refreshing to see on the gofl course then an individual who respects the game by adhering to the rules of golf. Playing at a good pace, being prepared to hit when it's your turn, fixing your divots on the fairway and the green, respecting when others are preparing to hit, etc, etc. Isn't it discouraging putting on a green that' all hacked up with ball marks? A good rule to abide by is not only to fix your ball mark, but fix others that you might see. (correctly!)