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How to Create a Ball Marker with a Bottle Cap: Golf Hacks

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Forget about using a standard quarter or a penny – what a bore! If you want to use a ball marker that shows off your personality is also acts as a great start to conversation with your playmates, try creating your own from the bottle cap of your favorite drink.

Such as? It is easier than you think. In the latest episode of GOLF.com Golf Hacks, we’ll show you how to do it in 10 easy steps (and be sure to check out the video tutorial above).

Step 1: Collect the necessary materials. You will need adhesive (like Gorilla Glue), adhesive tape, tongs, a file, coins and of course the selected bottle caps.

Step 2: Flatten the folded end of both bottle caps with forceps.

Step 3: Grind the folded edges of the bottle caps until they are smooth.

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Step 4: File any sharp edges.

Step 5: Place masking tape on the logos of the bottle caps to protect them.

Step 6: Fill both bottle caps with your sticker.

Step 7: Add coins to give your marker the desired weight.

Step 8: Fill the remaining space in and around the coins with more adhesive.

Step 9: Align the caps and tighten them together.

Step 10: Peel off the masking tape and clean the edges with the file.

And you did it! Now you just have to enjoy your brand new homemade ball marker.

Jessica Marksbury


As a four-year-old member of Columbia’s inaugural class of female golfers, Jessica can outperform all men on the masthead. He can also push them out to the office, where he is primarily responsible for producing print and online functions and overseeing important special projects, such as the inaugural edition of GOLF Style, which debuted in February 2018. His original series of interviews, “A Round With”, debuted in November 2015 and appeared both in the magazine and in video format on GOLF.com.

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