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3 hours ago, Grinde6 said:

Anyone use any of the Pitch Fix devices?  I picked up the Fusion 2.5 pin the other day, but have yet to use it.  I have a few of their 2 prong tools, but this one was intriguing to me.  Seems like it would lessen the time to fix quite a few ball marks (not that it takes that much time to begin with). 

Yes and I never use it because when I’ve tried it seems to make a bigger mess.  Could be user error, I don’t know.  But the standard one they make I use all the time and love.

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We got both styles at the Newport Cup last fall.  The Fusion works well on really good dense turf, but seems to damage turf with thinner root structure.  For thin roots, I prefer a tool with closer-spaced tines.  

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8 hours ago, Grinde6 said:

Anyone use any of the Pitch Fix devices?  I picked up the Fusion 2.5 pin the other day, but have yet to use it.  I have a few of their 2 prong tools, but this one was intriguing to me.  Seems like it would lessen the time to fix quite a few ball marks (not that it takes that much time to begin with). 

A BUNCH of reviews are in there.

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Just wanted to say thanks for the education on this. I have been playing golf for many years and “thought” I had been doing right by the course repairing mine and many other ball marks. I am embarrassed to admit I had been repairing marks the wrong way all along.(It’s all I have ever encountered) I will make sure to spread the word to my playing buddies on the proper way to repair from this point on. And to some who didn’t want to feel like an a** by correcting others on technique I know I would have been very receptive to being taught the correct method. Thanks again!

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On 7/8/2018 at 2:35 PM, BBCINCY said:

Just wanted to say thanks for the education on this. I have been playing golf for many years and “thought” I had been doing right by the course repairing mine and many other ball marks. I am embarrassed to admit I had been repairing marks the wrong way all along.(It’s all I have ever encountered) I will make sure to spread the word to my playing buddies on the proper way to repair from this point on. And to some who didn’t want to feel like an a** by correcting others on technique I know I would have been very receptive to being taught the correct method. Thanks again!

Good lad. 

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On 6/8/2018 at 12:52 AM, krupa said:

This is what I do.  I always fix at least two whether I know one was mine or not.  Most days it feels like a losing battle.

Yes think its pretty common at many courses around here ..at my local I repair many other really bad marks .(Like WTF guys ???). personally, I like to know where my ball stops a couple of seconds work hardly a major issue

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I often find I can push the turf back in to place with my thumb and then flatten out with my putter.  Is this an effective way to repairs divots or am I causing damage in some way?

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13 minutes ago, RustUK said:

I often find I can push the turf back in to place with my thumb and then flatten out with my putter.  Is this an effective way to repairs divots or am I causing damage in some way?

It probably depends on the size and shape of the ball mark.  If the back side is simply raised up, but not detached, it may work fine.  Never put a detached piece of turf back, though, in those cases its best to push and  "lever" the surrounding turf towards the center of the mark as described in the very first post in this thread.  

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