There have been many changes to the types of golf accessories that are now available, which include the likes of tees and ball markers in recent times.
The game of golf has seen a dramatic development of new technology and the challenge of playing the sport will continue to lead golfers, of every skill level, on an insatiable search for new golfing products that could give their game that winning “edge”.
One of the more recent golf accessory introductions was the use of gambling chips or golf medals as golf ball markers.
The first time I came across this type of golf ball marker was when I played in Open Championship qualifying with South Korean An Byeong-huna, who won the 2009 US Amateur Golf Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.
If I recall correctly he was using his US Amateur winning medal as a marker and it looked the size of a round dustbin lid.
My other playing partner and my own personal experiences were that these ball markers were impractical. We felt these types of markers were intrusive, and far too large for competitive play.
I have been looking out for something else to hit the golf market which ticks all the boxes in terms of appearance, usage and storage.
I was recently very taken with the beautifully crafted MoonMarX ball marker, which enables golfers to make a personal and colourful golf fashion statement.
This unique golf ball marker design includes “handles”, which allow for convenient handling while setting up the 4 POINT ALIGNMENT.
In GolfblogspotUK’s view, it could be argued that after you mark the ball with a round or similar type object and move away, the putting line disappears from your view.
When you mark your golf ball with the MoonMarXtm, the distinctive patterns on the marker indicate your line as you step back and the direction of the intended line becomes easy to visualize. This is accomplished with the simple MoonMarX 4 POINT ALIGNMENT.
So what is the 4 POINT ALIGNMENT?
The MoonMarX 4 POINT ALIGNMENT consists of the following elements:-
Point 1: The metallic arrow at the back of the MoonMarX;
Point 2: The enamel colored arrow on the front “eclipse” portion of the MoonMarX;
Point 3: The golf ball or “mark” drawn on a ball; and
Point 4: The hole cup or target point (for golf putts with break)
Did this golf product hit the GolfblogspotUK sweet spot?
When you combine this metallic marker with your personal markings put on the golf ball, I feel this is a very helpful alignment tool. My only concern is: this needs to be used so that fellow golfers’ balls do not roll over this metallic marker.
This logic applies to all golf ball markers – you do not want your playing partners’ golf balls to be deflected from perhaps going into the hole.
The MoonMarX golf ball marker is magnetic and conveniently clips to your belt, cap or shoe. Albeit, I am not so keen on the bending up and down use of a marker attached to a golf shoe or the appearance of this golfing accessory being attached to footwear.
This looks very trendy and comes in a range of elegant colourways. The MoonMarX ball marker allows golfers to accurately mark a ball on the green while lining up a putt.
These also make a fantastic and affordable golf gift, retailing at $11.99; and can be purchased online at Moonmarx
Graham J Gordon
The Editor, GolfblogspotUK