How to mark your ball on the green

according to United States Golf AssociationWhen your ball is in the golf zone and you want to clean your golf ball, arrange your next golf pitch, or just get the ball out of the way of the other players in your group, you should mark your ball, preferably with something about the size of a coin. There is always a large selection of fun and interesting ball markers available in your club’s pro shop.

In this video, I walk you through some of the do’s and don’ts when tagging a ball.

Mark your golf ball

To mark your ball on the green, simply place the mark behind the golf ball in line with the hole. I often see new players moving the ball out of the way first thinking they have to put the market exactly where the ball is. In fact, according to golf rulesIt is not legal to move your ball before it has been marked.

Another good reason to mark your ball is the order of the next strokes. Many golf balls and putters have lines printed by the manufacturer, so you can align the direction of throwing the ball when replacing the ball after marking it. You are also allowed to draw a line on the ball with a sharpie for this.

Brooke Henderson replaces her special ball in the Volvik Championship | Photo: Ben Harbring for

So, remember… mark behind the ball before you catch it, then line up the ball in the direction of your shot before it catches your mark.

always follow golf rules To make sure you enjoy the game and live a positive and positive life of golf!


Featured image: Cheyenne Woods at the 2017 Volvic Championship | picture: Ben Harring For


Debbie Oconnell -

Debbie is an award-winning Class A LPGA professional and founder Positive golf.
Debbie teaches private and group lessons and she too
Associate site manager for USGA LPGA Girls’ Golf Program in Greater Newark.
As a seasoned media professional, Debbie is the bestselling author of “Golf Positive! Live Positively!” and it appears regularly on golf channel.
Her positive energy and enthusiasm made her an easy choice to be the leading LPGA Professional for LPGA Leadership Academywhose mission is to empower teenage girls and teach them leadership skills and strategies through the game
Prior to founding Golf Positive, Debbie spent more than 20 years as a professional at the club and received numerous awards, including:
• Top 50 LPGA Teachers by Women’s Golf Journal (2017)
• LPGA Northeastern Division “Teacher of the Year” (2016)
• Prestigious LPGA Nancy Lopez Golf Achievement Award (inaugural 2007 award)
• LPGA National and Southeast Division “Professional of the Year” (2002)
• Top 50 LPGA Teachers
• Golf Digest “America’s 50 Best Teachers”

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