A ball marker incorporating a timer was launched at the beginning of the year across the Channel and is already a great success. It could be one of the solutions against slow play!
You had to think about it. A Liverpool-based company did it!
The G-Timer is the size of a ball marker and slips into your pocket like the one you use regularly during your games.
Golf, marker solution
But it doesn’t just allow you to lift your ball, it can also remove any ambiguity when looking for a ball that drags on.
Indeed, since 2019, the maximum authorized search time for a stray ball has been reduced from 5 to 3 minutes and some still have difficulty integrating it. Few golfers – if not none – have really taken the reflex to start their stopwatch (the one on their phone) when they are looking for a ball and this can be a source of problems in competition.
With this ball marker equipped with a timer, all it takes is one click without even taking it out of your pocket to activate the stopwatch for 180 seconds!
Clever isn’t it?
Order it here before you will undoubtedly find it very quickly in all the proshops in France.
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