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1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

While doing this I speak softly and gently to the ball, “You’ve survived the woods, a pond, a couple of shanks and a topped 3W. You deserve more makeup! Yes you do!”

Oh lawd... Only if the poor balls could talk back and give us an account of their take of the adventures. 😂

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On 4/28/2022 at 8:13 PM, NM Golf said:

My point exactly. Perhaps I'm strange that smeared sharpie marks on my ball really don't bother me. 

Thats the only part that does bother me about sharpies, it's when that mark remains as a glaring reminder of exactly how far from the center of the club I hit that last shot!

Not contentious, I was truly wondering why sharpies were not doing the trick. you may want to give these a try...

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Mark and identify your golf balls easier than ever before with Golfdotz durable designs! We offer a huge variety of golf ball markings that conform to USGA and R&A rules and look great on your ball.

 

Thanks for that. I got some of the Golfdotz to try. Fairly easy to apply, though I did have a bit of trouble separating the paper from the dot for installation but that was probably just me. I have a bit of shake in my hands which also explains why I never became a brain surgeon. Anyway, I'm gonna pound the dotz today and see how it works out.

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I draw 3 or 4 lines with dry erase marker on clubface. Rubs right off ball. No good if it’s remotely wet though. 

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12 hours ago, Zippo said:

Thanks for that. I got some of the Golfdotz to try. Fairly easy to apply, though I did have a bit of trouble separating the paper from the dot for installation but that was probably just me. I have a bit of shake in my hands which also explains why I never became a brain surgeon. Anyway, I'm gonna pound the dotz today and see how it works out.

They seemed to work just fine. Except, the golf balls still don't float...  😬

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9 hours ago, Zippo said:

They seemed to work just fine. Except, the golf balls still don't float...  😬

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22 hours ago, nevets88 said:

I draw 3 or 4 lines with dry erase marker on clubface. Rubs right off ball. No good if it’s remotely wet though. 

OP is looking for more permanent marking solutions, not less.

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5 hours ago, billchao said:

OP is looking for more permanent marking solutions, not less.

Ah. whoops, didn't back far enough. Leaving the room now, lol.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Recently I used POSCA's paint markers and they are just great. They are available in a very wide range of colour and with a medium tip I'm able to draw / write whatever I want on the ball and keep it discreet. The paint doesn't wears off so quickly (much less than what it takes me to lose the ball).

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On 6/7/2022 at 9:41 AM, Zippo said:

Thanks for that. I got some of the Golfdotz to try. Fairly easy to apply, though I did have a bit of trouble separating the paper from the dot for installation but that was probably just me. I have a bit of shake in my hands which also explains why I never became a brain surgeon. Anyway, I'm gonna pound the dotz today and see how it works out.

I discovered these a few months back and like them a lot.  Be advised that when you start a sheet, you need to finish it as they seem to lose their adhesion if the back paper has come loose for any length of time.

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On 7/7/2022 at 10:07 AM, Stone_Island said:

Recently I used POSCA's paint markers and they are just great. They are available in a very wide range of colour and with a medium tip I'm able to draw / write whatever I want on the ball and keep it discreet. The paint doesn't wears off so quickly (much less than what it takes me to lose the ball).

Cool. Will look into those as well. I've been really happy with the Marki permanent markers. Much more vibrant and better coverage than sharpies. While also holding up better. 

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On 4/27/2022 at 8:32 PM, DaveP043 said:

In the olden days, I used to take a nice sharp golf pencil and "drill" a couple of dots into the balata cover on the ball.  

+1 . 

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7 hours ago, bking said:
On 6/7/2022 at 6:41 AM, Zippo said:

Thanks for that. I got some of the Golfdotz to try. Fairly easy to apply, though I did have a bit of trouble separating the paper from the dot for installation but that was probably just me. I have a bit of shake in my hands which also explains why I never became a brain surgeon. Anyway, I'm gonna pound the dotz today and see how it works out.

I discovered these a few months back and like them a lot.  Be advised that when you start a sheet, you need to finish it as they seem to lose their adhesion if the back paper has come loose for any length of time.

I still like these things, but they are certainly not the more permanent solution the OP was looking for. 

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There are industrial grade Sharpies. Milwaukee also makes them. Used by construction workers on cement, brick and wood. They are better than standard Sharpies. Some pro's use them.

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5 minutes ago, arturo28mx said:

There are industrial grade Sharpies. Milwaukee also makes them. Used by construction workers on cement, brick and wood. They are better than standard Sharpies. Some pro's use them.

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Sharpies work fine for me.  I usually lose the ball in a hazard long before the sharpie mark gets too bad. 

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