Anyone else notice that sharpie markings on golf balls don't last like they used to? I find black better than most other colours in terms of durability, and blue pens wash off in a hole or two. Is it that golf ball covers have changed or is there a better (more permanent) marker that can be had? P
Post by HTG - houtexgolfer on Apr 9, 2019 11:30:19 GMT -7
I think it could be both. Some makes of balls have a surface that doesn't absorb the mark as well as others. Plus some "permanent" markers, like the ones you get for $1 a pack at the Dollar store, aren't as good as the more expensive ones, like Sharpie brand that I usually use.
It may not be necessary, but I also use a sponge and soapy water to wash a brand new ball before I mark it, figuring there might be a very thin coating of some substance from the manufacturing process that might reduce the effectiveness of the marker.
I think it's mainly the ball. I agree that they don't stay marked as long or as easily. I try to mark them (with Sharpie brand marker) well in advance of playing. If I mark them right before teeing off … it comes off. I guess it needs time to adhere/absorb/dry?
It's been that way for a while. When I was playing a lot of tournament golf, I used to buy the Sharpie Lab markers. They seemed a bit more durable in terms of fading or washing off, but even they weren't perfect. Marking them the night before helps. But if there's a lot of dew or you end up hitting the mark with the club, it's going to rub a bit.
It helps if you make a mark that is contained within a dimple. In other words, if you make dots, be sure to put them in a dimple and they will last longer, especially if you strike the ball on the mark.
fitz: Congrats Nrjyzr great shot!
May 19, 2019 0:35:30 GMT -7
hax: CONGRATS ED! that is awesome.
May 19, 2019 7:11:44 GMT -7
nrjyzr: most amazing part of the whole "ace experience"... I managed to actually hit my tee shot reasonably well on the next hole, which was #17. On #18, though, I fatted a 3 wood. LOL
May 20, 2019 5:31:33 GMT -7
uwhuskies: Congrats Ed! I admit I haven't been checking GEA at all lately. I just can't get comfortable with this new look. LOL!!!
May 20, 2019 7:52:14 GMT -7
anserman1: WOOOOOOOO nice one dude congrats
May 20, 2019 9:03:46 GMT -7
ericm007: Congrats!! Still waiting on my first at 56, been close a number of times, but no love after 30 years.
May 21, 2019 12:04:47 GMT -7
sparky: Congrats Ed! That makes 230,982 people that have made an ace before me. I have a spreadsheet.
May 21, 2019 12:05:30 GMT -7
mustanggolf: Nice shot ED... I am with UW on new format. Old dog used to old stuff...
May 21, 2019 12:30:53 GMT -7
anserman1: the old look was serious heinous you guys, adapt!
May 21, 2019 19:39:25 GMT -7
nrjyzr: Thanks dudes. And Sparky, well played. said with condolences, of course
May 22, 2019 4:40:21 GMT -7
nrjyzr: As for the format, I don't mind it. The biggest problem with the forum is the number of trolls that seem to be sanctioned. Not a fan.
May 22, 2019 4:42:04 GMT -7
anserman1: yeah, no idea why clubchamp gets to continue to exist, it's old and tired
May 22, 2019 5:04:34 GMT -7
Whatever: 90% of us are old and tired
May 23, 2019 4:27:45 GMT -7
jaime59: Club champ is a hoot. I'm glad he made the transition to the new site.
May 23, 2019 6:45:47 GMT -7