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How to Mark Your Golf Ball

Posted March 17, 2015 in beginner tips rules

When on the green, place a coin or ball marker behind your golf ball. Once the coin or ball marker is placed stationary, you can pick up your ball and clean it.  When you go to putt, make sure to replace the ball in front of the coin or ball marker, back into its original position. 

In the pictures above, a Wilson Staff poker chip is placed behind the ball and then the ball can be picked up, cleaned, and put back when it is time to putt. Make sure when you replace the ball and remove the marker to not push the ball into a rotation, as that would cause a penalty.