How Tour Pros Mark Their Golf Ball

See how the best players in the world mark their golf ball

how tour pros mark their golf ball
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Take a look at how some of the world's top players mark their golf balls

How Tour Pros Mark Their Golf Ball

Take a look at how some of the world's top players mark their golf balls.

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Hideki Matsuyama - Srixon Z Star XV

A close up of PGA golfer Hideki Matsuyama's putter and golf ball during the 2017 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio (Photo by Brian Spurlock/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Bubba Watson - Volvik S4

A detail of the ball of Bubba Watson of the United States during the third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods - Now playing Bridgestone B330S

how tour pros mark their golf ball

A close up of Tiger Woods' 'TIGER' Nike ball (Now playing Bridgestone Tour B330S)

Jordan Spieth - Pro V1x

A detail of the ball of Jordan Spieth during the SBS Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Jason Day (Now plays TP5x)

TaylorMade balls

Jason Day's '87' kangaroo golf balls, he was born in 1987

Patrick Reed - Callaway Chrome Soft

how tour pros mark their golf ball

Reed's #6 Chrome Soft pictured along with a 'Team Reed' tee. He also marks a black line for putting alignment

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Sergio Garcia - TaylorMade TP5

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Garcia pictured with his TaylorMade TP5 with a green 17, why? He won The Green Jacket in 2017

Rafa Cabrera-Bello - Titleist Pro V1x

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A close up of Rafa Cabrera Bello's 'RCB' Pro V1x and 'Vamos Rafa' Scotty Cameron with the colours of his home city Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Ryo Ishikawa - Srixon Z Star (He was using the Callaway SR-3 in 2016)

Japan's Ryo Ishikawa with his name on his ball during a practice round at St Andrews in at the 2010 Open Golf Championship (PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Aaron Baddeley - Titleist Pro V1x

A detail of the ball of Aaron Baddeley of Australia during the SBS Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club in Lahaina, Hawaii. (Photo by Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images)

Vaughan Taylor - Titleist Pro V1

The ball of Vaughan Taylor during the third round of the SBS Tournament of Champions at the Plantation Course at Kapalua Golf Club in Lahaina, Hawaii.
Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered three Open Championships on-site including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats between 3-5. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x