Distinctive Golf is offering golfers a completely unique alloy divot / pitch tools. Why not try our alloy retractable tool there is nothing like it, it feels and works like a car key ring. Press the button and release the tool. The tool is spring loaded and folds in and out of the body. Washable and rust free. Made from high quality alloy lightweight very tough and a standard gold colour. Comes with a baked enamel ball marker that sits in the body of the tool via a magnet. We have 15 house markers available. Refer to the images here for what’s available.
Our tool can also be used as a club rest not many others on the market can claim they do this, ideal on wet days when taking two clubs up to the green, you can rest your spare club on the tool as shown. This avoids the handle getting wet or sand on it.
Because it retracts you avoid holes in your pockets because it is retractable. It is very functional and lightweight. Make your fellow players take note next time you fix yours or someone else's divot mark. Used by PGA and ALPG golfers and leading amateurs.
What is a divot tool - refers to the two-pronged metal or hard plastic tool used to repair ballmarks on the surface of the putting green. Note that we said a "divot tool" is used to repair ballmarks, not divots. Divots occur in the fairway (or teeing ground) and a "divot tool" has nothing to do with them. Hence, "divot tool" is actually the wrong name for the tool, which is properly called a "ballmark tool" or ballmark repair tool." Sometimes also referred as a pitch repair tool.
As statistics highlight the green which generally is not very big in size compared to the fairways we play on, has not only the constant impact of the feet of players but also thousands of golf balls. The non repair of the ball mark is unprofessional and totally against the etiquette of golf and why it is important to use such a tool.
How to repair a pitch mark, please review the video below and have a go next time on the green. Many golfers have been playing the game for years and have never really known the correct way to use such a tool nor how to fix their ball marks. Refer to the images below for further assistance and the attached video.
Ball marks are also referred to as pitch marks. They are the bane of smooth-putting and healthy greens on the golf course. They're the little depressions, or craters, sometimes made when a golf ball descends from the sky and impacts the putting surface.
If a divot is not repaired correctly everyone suffers from the bad conditions on the green afterwards. But if done correctly every golfer can help ensure that greens stay in better shape, and that's just good for golf.
A lot of people think that you need to push up the ground that is at the bottom of the divot, and that is incorrect. To fix it the right way you have to close the gap and push the sides of the divot together.
To use a divot/pitch repair tool the right way:
- Place it in the ground just outside the ball mark itself.
- Push down and forward to push the ground closer together.
- Then move the tool to either side to close the mark.
- Finish it off by tapping lightly on the ball mark to level it out with your putter.
A ball mark can cause the grass in the depression to die, leaving not just a scar but also a pit in the putting surface that can knock well-struck putts offline. Repairing a ball mark restores a smooth surface and helps keep the grass healthy. But "repairing" a ball mark incorrectly can actually cause more damage than not attempting to repair it at all, according to studies done.
While waiting for your playing partners to have a putt why not start fixing any other ball marks you see on the green.