If you've watched a golf tournament, you have seen a golfer place a marker on the green at the spot where his ball has come to rest. This allows the player to wipe off any dirt or grass on his ball and place it back on the green in the same spot when it is his turn to putt. Golf-ball markers come in a variety of styles. You can personalize markers with your initials or purchase one that sports your favorite team's logo. Or you may choose your marker based on its functionality, such as one that clips to a hat or belt buckle.
Determine a budget or price range. Markers can be purchased in sets of a dozen for as little as a few dollars, or you can invest in a personalized or collectible marker for as much as 20 dollars or more.
Choose a style. Some golfers like to keep markers in their pockets, while others prefer to attach them to something, such as a hat or golf glove. In the latter case, a magnetic marker is ideal. It can be attached to a hat clip, a divot-replacement tool or a belt buckle.
Choose a design. The possibilities are endless. You can purchase markers that are basic, plastic models, ones that feature colorful, elaborate designs or varieties that have funny sayings or your initials on them. If you have an idea for what you would like your ball marker to look like, chances are it's out there.
Shop for you marker(s). Markers can be purchased online, at retail golf stores, golf pro shops and "big box" retailers.