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Magnetized Ball Marker Hat Clips - Or "Where do you keep your ball marker?"

Poll Results: Where do you keep your ball marker? Answer why in a post below.

 
  • 28% (13)
    Clipped on to my hat.
  • 64% (29)
    In a pocket.
  • 2% (1)
    On my glove.
  • 0% (0)
    On my putter.
  • 4% (2)
    Somewhere else.
  • 0% (0)
    I don't ever mark my ball.
45 Total Votes  
post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 

I used to keep my ball marker on my hat*, on one of those magnetized little clips. LPGA players keep their ball marker there fairly often.

 

Yet no PGA Tour players do this, and even the guys you play with are highly unlikely to do it.

 

Why is this? Is it somehow "unmanly"? Cuz believe me, there are a lot more "unmanly" things many golfers will do.

 

 

 

 

 

* FWIW I stopped doing it because the TST ball markers are a little too big and they're also, duh, non-magnetic. :) I liked having the ball marker on my hat. Titleist, for one, even made hats with built-in magnets for awhile.

post #2 of 29

I bought a glove specifically for the magnetized ball marker on it. I used to keep one in my pocket but I've lost so many doing that *including my TST one from the outting :censored:*... As far as why I don't have one on a hat clip, well I don't always wear a hat anymore. I used to but after having to wear a hard hat 40+ hours a week for a couple years I'm not much of a hat wearer anymore. I've also noticed a lot of people seem to just use a tee or divot repair tool to mark their ball. 

post #3 of 29

Never had one of those hat clip ball markers. I just throw them in my pocket. 

post #4 of 29

Every hat I own has a hat clip.  This way I never forget a marker and always know where it is.

post #5 of 29

I keep my ball marker (sticks on the end of my divot repair tool... magnets, how do they work?) in my pocket.

 

I'd like to get a clip and keep it on my hat because I don't like fishing around in my pocket trying to find the marker... amongst a couple of golf balls and maybe a tee or two. It goes in my right pocket and I wear a glove on my right hand... there's a loss of dexterity there.

 

I know what you're thinking... put it in your other pocket. Nah. Can't. I just don't do it that way... it'll throw me off balance and won't feel right.

 

Oh, and I'm not worried about what the PGA pros do... I'm not one of them... and if I were, I'd be setting a trend by wearing one on a hat.

post #6 of 29

I absolutely love mine. I am a Titans fan and that's what my ball marker is. $5 for the hat clip and marker and it is truly one of my favorite things I take to the course with me. I did notice PGA pros don't use them. Maybe the weight throws off their perfect swings, lol. 

post #7 of 29
I usually use wooden ball makers (when I'm not using the TST ones), so no magnets for me. I have a weird thing about not liking small metal things. Ball markers fall under that.
post #8 of 29
I have a couple of clips on a few hats. If I don't wear one of those hats, I will put a coin in the opposite pocket where I keep my change with my repair tool. I DO have a tool/marker combo that I will use on occasion. I like to use the clip because, in summer, I will use two gloves if it's particularly sticky out. The tab on the glove will catch on the pocket, so the clip is easier. I haven't used a snap from a glove in a dogs age- mostly because any of the gloves I get don't have them.
post #9 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by vasaribm View Post
 

Every hat I own has a hat clip.  This way I never forget a marker and always know where it is.

Same here

post #10 of 29

I use TST one now.  I also use a coin from Barbados or Brazil or some other place I've been.  I do have a Mizuno one for my hat, but I always forgot to put it on my hat.

post #11 of 29
My boss has it on the hat clip, I keep mine on my divot tool so tibia very convenient a I dont have to fishing for it, simple and easy!
post #12 of 29

I use a man "hole cover" as my friends call it. It's about the size of a poker chip but it's a metal medallion that my brother-in-law who is a cop/swat member gave me from a tactics training class he attended. So it's way to heavy to put on a hat......

post #13 of 29

I use to use a TST one but since taking an Aimpoint class I don't use a ball marker because I one-putt.B-)

post #14 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

I use to use a TST one but since taking an Aimpoint class I don't use a ball marker because I one-putt.B-)

FTW!!!

 

Except, how do you clean your ball before you make that putt?? :-P

 


I imagine the women started doing it because their fashion styles effectively prohibited them from having usable pockets, and it was borne out of necessity.  Then it became trendy and even girls with pockets did it.  Mens fashions still don't come without pockets, so no reason to go that route.

 

The only reason I don't do it is because I tried for awhile and then kept forgetting to switch the clip to the hat I was wearing that day, or I'd sometimes even forget and drop the thing in my pocket during a round.  Now I'm organized;  front right pocket is 3 or 4 tees, front left is repair tool and 2 markers (and ball when I'm marked and in between holes), back right is aimpoint chart/yardage book, back left is glove while putting. :)

post #15 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

FTW!!!

 

Except, how do you clean your ball before you make that putt?? :-P

 

By hitting a skippy across the lake on the way to the green.

;-)

post #16 of 29

Pocket, it's a coin from my birth year. A  lucky penny with a "lucky" surround with symbols and things. Came from a casino back in the day. It also shaped like a horseshoe and snugs around the ball, kind of handy for lining up putts. Looks like one bottom right.

 

post #17 of 29
When i wear a hat with magnetic spot i use that one. Other wise i have a pitch repair tool that has one. For a back up emergency i carry a couple of dimes in the bag. This way i am never out of luck with no ball mark
post #18 of 29
It varies. It used to be a divot tool/ball marker clipped onto my hat, but I lost it and just use the one on my glove now.
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