A Michigan company called Inventive Engineering has come up with a better
mousetrap divot tool ball mark repair tool. Unlike most on the market, it has short teeth, which is supposed to prevent the root damage that can result from a mark tool being embedded too deeply. An abutment just behind the teeth also helps to prevent it from being pushed too far. Another design feature: there’s a notch in the handle so that it can be used as a club rest.
The tool is manufactured in Michigan and Ohio from an incredibly lightweight, yet durable plastic (polycabonate). The targeted end use of the repair tool is as a promotional or fundraising product, so it’s sold in bulk and the company can put little stickers with your logo on the handle. The Better Divot Repair Tool is very reasonably priced—just .75 each in lots of 100. Buy 5,000 and your price drops to .25 each.
If you just want a couple, they’ll sell you four for the price of shipping and handling—$3.99. That’s a good deal.
I’ve been using mine for several weeks now, and—greens benefits aside—I find the best thing about it is that I don’t stab myself in the leg through my pocket, as sometimes happens with longer (and sharper) toothed tools. I’ve been thinking about getting several hundred made with a GolfBlogger logo sticker as a promotional giveaway.