Best custom golf ball stamps and stencils: 7 ways to mark your ball with style

November 26, 2019

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BEST CUSTOM GOLF BALL STAMPS AND STENCILS

Remember when identifying your golf ball was as simple as proclaiming the model and number before teeing off?

“I’m playing a Titleist 2 today, Jim. How about you?”

“Bridgestone 3 for me, Bob.”

And that was that! 

Marking your ball with a Sharpie was reserved for special occasions, like tournaments, when you wanted your ball to be as easily identifiable as possible. But what started as a few dots on a golf ball has now mushroomed into an entire side industry, in which merely identifying your ball isn’t enough. Now, your ball must be an extension of you: an expression of your personality, and your likes and dislikes.

While just about every golf ball company offers some variation of customizable text options (“Your name here”) for special orders, many also offer stamping, or the ability to send in a custom logo or photo to help your ball stand out from the others.

If you prefer to buy your balls plain and unadorned, however, there are also some great options for making your mark after the fact. Below are our favorites. Now, go show your partners (and the course) who you really are!

Best for those with great attention to detail

Tin Cup

With over 150 pre-set designs to choose from, you’re basically guaranteed to find a ball-marking stencil that suits your personality, but if not, no worries — the company also offers a custom option, where you can have your initials, logo or other design specially made.

$19.95

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Best for no-nonsense types

My Ball Stamp

Young golfers — heck, even old ones — will relish the opportunity to personalize their golf balls with this easy-to-use, customizable ball-marking stamp. It’s both self-inking and quick-dry, and presses easily onto a golf ball to leave a personal mark. Plus, it lasts for up to 1,500 uses.

$14.95

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Best for lovers of whimsy

Golf Dotz

These easily-transferable ball markings don’t require the use of pens, stencils or ink. Instead, they apply like a sticker, and adhere seamlessly to the ball’s surface like a tattoo, without affecting roll or ball flight.

$5.99

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Best for easy application

Stamp Your Balls

This simple stamper was the brainchild of the company founder who once played the wrong ball and doesn’t want any golfer to ever suffer the same fate. You can choose from over 150 stock/basic designs, or you can opt to create your own.

$9.00 (converted from GBP)

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Best for value

Golf Ball Alignment Tool

This simple tool encases your golf ball to make drawing neat and straight lines a cinch. You can even draw a line around the entire circumference of the golf ball without adjusting or repositioning the stencil.

$5.64 (for two)

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Best for aspiring golf scientists

Technasonic Check-Go Pro Sweet Spot Electronic Golf Ball Liner

This product promises to not only help you make a straight line on your golf ball, but also to use “physics spins” to locate each ball’s balanced equator and sweet spot within 30 seconds. After you’ve found it, you can use the built-in alignment cup to mark your ball.

$24.48

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Best for grinders

Golf-EZ Golf Ball Marker Line Drawing Alignment Putting Tool Kit

Not only does this alignment kit include ball clamps that enable you to draw straight and intersecting lines, it also has a stencil with angled arrows to help you dial in your alignment. The clamps come in multiple colors and combinations, along with four colorful markers.

$9.99

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