Golf ball markers are one of
those funny things; popular as gift and charity tournament give-away
items, rarely used, but yet often becoming collectables. Some collections number
in the thousands, with the most sought after markers coming from the major golf
tournaments like The Open Championship and Masters golf tournament.
Golfers who travel frequently collect ball markers from the various courses and
resorts they’ve played. Golf ball markers are like modern-day matchbooks for
As there are no "legal sized"
ball markers or other rules governing
the make up of a ball marker, they can be round, diamond shaped, triangular or
even the shape of your favorite motif. People wear themed jewelry as a novelty
item, why not themed golf ball
They can be made from all kinds
of materials, metal, with or without a stone, cloisonné and even plastic. As
there is "no legal size golf ball markers" some
are as large as a half dollar, others as small as a collar button.
A few years ago, some golf glove
manufacturers started attaching ball markers to their gloves with a little snap.
Women found they like to use these so they are now known as "women's golf ball markers" while men continued to prefer the use
of their "lucky" markers or coins.
Guyot’s golf ball charm/motif
would make a nice marker. It could be lacquered white and silk screened with a
name or logo, or simply gold plated as is. It would stand out quite nicely and
make a handsome give-away.