MarkMender Divot Tool, Metal (2 pack)
Since the time of wooden shafts and gutta percha balls golfers have been using a forked tool to repair ball marks. The long prongs destroy the green's delicate roots and the tool's poor design encourages golfers to use it as a lever to lift and tear them further.
Despite years of persistent efforts by the USGA, R & A and course superintendents everywhere to educate golfers on how to correctly use the forked tool, most golfers still misuse it. And it's not their fault. Typically, golfers insert it and push down on the handle causing the long prongs to move up like a lever. That's the logical way right? Unfortunately, that tears and kills the delicate roots. This lever motion, which is implicit in the tool's poor design, usually brings a patch of dirt to the green's surface. The result can take many weeks to heal leaving an eyesore that causes us to miss putts.
The MarkMender is a lightweight, pocket-sized divot tool unlike anything you've ever seen. It repairs ugly ball-marks with ease of a simple squeeze. The prongs surround the ball mark, and pull the turf together using the method prescribed by most experts. It virtually eliminates the ball mark damage. If it does not repair your ball marks faster and better, then give it a few more tries as you just haven't gotten the hang of it yet.
| FAQ's || |
| IS THERE A RULE OF THUMB FOR USING MARKMENDER? |
Yes, for firm greens open the tool less. For Softer greens open the tool all the way. With your thumb and forefinger on the prongs, insert it all the way into the turf and squeeze.
WHAT IS THE PROPER WAY TO USE MARKMENDER?
Generally, just follow the instructions card ( Click here to view Instructions ) and the tool with work just fine. The more you use it the better you will get. If its not faster and easier than the forked tool, then you just haven't gotten the hang of it yet.
WHAT SHOULD I DO DIFFERENTLY FOR FIRMER GREENS?
On firm greens a golf ball will not generally make a big mark, so there is less to repair. However, because its hard they are more difficult to repair. Of course, this is true for any repair tool. Make sure the tool is open just barely more that the size of the ball mark, insert it all the way and then pump it several times. You may have to remove it, turn it 90 degrees and repeat for best results.
WHAT SHOULD I DO DIFFERENTLY FOR SOFTER GREENS?
The MarkMender should work just fine on softer greens, however, you may need to remove the tool and repeat the repair action or turn it 90 degrees. With practice, you will learn just how to work the tool to make a perfect repair every time.
CAN I CLIP THE MARKMENDER TO MY BELT LOOP?
Yes, you can attach it to your belt loop quickly and easily. (Click here to view a photo )
IS THIS TOOL ALLOWED UNDER THE RULES OF GOLF?
According to the USGA, the Mark Mender is permitted under the rules of golf. Click here to view the letter.
HOW DO I USE THE MARKMENDER TO HOLD MY CIGAR?
With the tool in the open position, insert it into the turf and then lay your cigar in the space created by the two open handles.
WHAT IF MY MARKMENDER BREAKS?
We have engineered each MarkMender to withstand every day usage for thousands of ball mark repairs. During normal use, it should not break. However, occasionally undetectable manufacturing defects will cause a failure, usually during the first few uses. If that happens, please send your damaged tool to us and we will replace it free and send you another for free for your trouble.
| Testimonials || |
| "You can't do it the wrong way. That's why I think it will have such a big impact on the game." |
Brian Katrek, Golf Radio & TV Talk Show Host
Finally, a ball-mark repair tool that really works. A superintendents's dream."
- Danny McNuity, Golf Radio & Talk Show Host
"It might be a few attempts to get the hang of it, but once mastered, we discovered the MarkMender made repairing ball mars a snap."
- Brent Kelly, Editor of "Your Guide to Golf"
"For a golfer, its the best cigar holder I've ever seen and oh, by the way, its the greatest divot tool ever invented."
- John B., Golfer, Cigar Smoker and Golf Executive
If you have any questions about this product or would like to order by phone, please call us Toll Free at 888-733-8383. We look forward to hearing from you!