PERSONAL GOLF BALLS
The Rules of Golf states that each player should be able to identify their
12-2. Identifying Ball
The responsibility for playing the proper ball rests with the player. Each
player should put an identification mark on his ball.
This is normally done by the Player adding their own individual markings
using a permanent pen
Golf ball marked by Vijay Singh with the initials VJ
Note also the 2 red dots which also helps to identify the ball
Darren Clarke used a green shamrock as his personal identification.
In 1999 Titleist ran an advertisement showing how players personally
marked their individual balls
More recently Titleist ran a Television commercial showing how players
marked their balls entitled "How do you mark your Titleist?"
Duffy Walfdorf has his wife and children draw and write messages on his
golf balls which he then uses in tournament play
The following two videos show the importance of marking your ball, and
then being able to actually identify it
K J Choi
Some players have their own personal identification marks printed
directly onto the balls. The links at the top of the page take you to the
ones I have in my collection. I am always looking to add to them if you
have any that are not featured.
During the 2011 Walker Cup the GB & I Team had their own personal
Similarly during the 2012 Curtis Cup the GB & I and the US Teams both
had their own personal logo balls
Tiger Woods actually has his own personal Practice Balls which he uses
The following balls are all Practice Balls used at Major Tournaments
A Masters practice ball
A US Open practice ball
A US PGA Championship practice ball
Please click on the balls below to view the pages