Golf Utilities – Hitting The Golf Ball http://hittingthegolfball.com Helping You Hit the Golf Ball Perfectly Sat, 24 Nov 2018 17:16:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Best Divot Repair Tools 2018 http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-divot-repair-tools/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-divot-repair-tools/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2017 08:06:25 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=2708 I was out playing a round of golf a few weeks ago, and had managed to make my way to the green on a brutal Par 5. I got out my putter, lined up my shot perfect, and took my putt. When I took my put, I hit the green pretty hard, leaving an unsightly divot on the green. All the while, a groundskeeper was staring daggers at me a short distance away for messing up his perfectly manicured green. Lucky for me, I had my handy divot repair tool on hand and was able to correct my mistake. What is a divot repair tool you ask?

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I was out playing a round of golf a few weeks ago, and had managed to make my way to the green on a brutal Par 5. I got out my putter, lined up my shot perfect, and took my putt.

When I took my put, I hit the green pretty hard, leaving an unsightly divot on the green. All the while, a groundskeeper was staring daggers at me a short distance away for messing up his perfectly manicured green.

Lucky for me, I had my handy divot repair tool on hand and was able to correct my mistake. What is a divot repair tool you ask?

Our Best Divot Repair Tool Pick: Pitchfix Divot Tool

best divot repair tools

The Pitchfix Divot Tool has a switchblade design which pops open with the press of a button making it ready to use immediately. This keeps it safe when not in use, letting you focus on the game. Made of lightweight aluminium and rubber grip for easy to hold, and comes in numerous color options, the Pitchfix Divot tool wins our pick for the best divot repair tool.

What is a Divot Repair Tool?

It's a tool that does exactly what it sounds like: it repairs the divots you make in greens. This fork-like tool helps you cover the ground you may dig up on rare occasions on the green.

These tools are important to have on hand, as they don't just help you cover your tracks, but they also help maintain the golf course's condition. It does this by making sure the green not only looks good, but that golfers following you don't end up hitting unexpected holes in the green. It also assures that you don't end up the murder victim of an angry groundskeeper.​

Using one of these divot repair tools is very easy. To use it to repair the holes you make, place the tool on the outside of the divot and push the turf towards it. Repeat this on all sides of the hole, then gently pat down the grass over the divot and voila! You have fixed your divot!​

Now that you know what these tools are and how to use them, it is time for us to show you which divot tools are the best, so here is our top five list of the best divot repair tools!​



Best Divot Repair Tools 2018

TaylorMade Divot Tool

With a brand like TaylorMade, you are certain to get quality products. As is the case, that makes the TaylorMade Divot Tool a perfect place for us to start our list today.

Made with an ergonomical design, the TaylorMade Divot Tool is designed to be durable and easy to use. Add in the rust resistant finish of the tool, then you have a divot tool that you will be using for many years.

TaylorMade-Divot-Tool

That longevity is complimented by how affordable this tool is. At a price of only under $10, the TaylorMade divot tool is a super affordable too which, in combination with the durability, makes this a great value.

As great as the value can be, there are a few drawbacks to be considered. Some people see the weight of the tool as an issue, stating that it is too heavy. Others have had an even greater issue, with the product being broken in the packaging, which is an issue at the factory considering the product in generally durable.

While it may be a gamble in regard of defective product, chances are it is nothing to worry about. For the small amount that you spend to get the product, the TaylorMade Divot Tool is a value that can't be beat.

Things We Liked

  • Ergonomically designed shape
  • Premium rust-resistant finish

Things We Didn't Like

  • A little heavy

Pitchfix Divot Tool

Rather unique for a divot tool, the Pitchfix may look less like something used on the golf course and more like something you had when you were in boy scouts. Don't get it confused, though, as the Pitchfix is one of the best divot tools around.

To begin with is the switchblade design of the Pitchfix, which makes the tool ready for use with the press of a button. When not in use, the tool can be easily concealed and carried around in the golfers pocket without having to worry about the tool poking you in the leg.

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The tool is also very lightweight in design and has a rubber grip, making the tool easy for the user to transport and use. The Pitchfix also comes with ball markers for when playing against other people, including three in the package.

On the negative side, the forks of the tool run a bit smaller than other divot tools. This means that if you happen to make larger divots on the greens, you will have to put in a bit more work to cover the same area as other tools.

That's really the only bad remark on an otherwise great divot tool. And with multiple available colors, the PitchfIx Divot Tool gives golfers an easy to use and stylish divot tool.

Things We Liked

  • Ready to use with the press of a button
  • Lightweight and portable

Things We Didn't Like

  • Slightly smaller for larger divots

Golfer Club Golf Divot Tool

Some people may look at the Golfer Club Divot Tool and think it is a bit on the generic side. And while this tool may not have quite as many bells and whistles as some others, this tool is a great tool in its own right.

For starters, the Golfer Club Divot Tool has a price point that is absolutely unbeatable. At around $3, the price of the Golfer Club tool is literally less than you may pay for your lunch, which gives golfers a super affordable option for a divot tool.

Golfer-Club-Golf-Divot-Tool

Price isn't the only thing going for this tool, however, as it is also made with a rubber grip that makes it easy to hold and use. The tool is also lightweight and includes an attachable ball marker, further increasing the value of this tool.

As said previously, this is a relativity simple divot tool, without all the fancier features that more expensive tools may have. The prongs also tend to run a bit thick, which may cause you to dig up more ground then intended when using the divot tool.

Can you really use that as an argument against what is likely one of the cheapest and easiest to use divot tools around? I think not, because the Golfer Club tool is simply a great product.

Things We Liked

  • Super affordable
  • Easy to hold and use
  • Attachable ball marker included

Things We Didn't Like

  • Very basic features

NKTM Golf Divot Tool

If you are looking for something that is easy to carry on your person, then our next tool is for you. The NKTM Golf Divot Tool is a small, easy to use and carry tool that anyone would love.

Much like the PitchFix, the NKTM tool is kind of like a pocket knife in the way that the prongs of the tool can be folded up and concealed within the handle. This allows you to carry around the tool in your pocket without having to worry about being stabbed by the sharp ends of the prongs.

NKTM-Golf-Divot-Tool

The NKTM is also very lightweight, making it easy to carry and use in your hands. It is also a bit shorter than most other tools, only coming in at around 7cm in length, making the tool even easier to carry in your pocket.

The NKTM is supposed to come with a ball marker that can attach magnetically to the divot tool. I say "supposed to", because there have been a few cases of the tool coming without the promised marker, but this has only happened in a few cases.

All around, the NKTM Golf Divot Tool is a great tool that can be carried around with you wherever you may go. Just don't make the mistake of going through airport security with it... trust me on this.

Things We Liked

  • Prongs snap into action at the push of a button
  • Locks easy open and closed
  • Very lightweight and portable

Things We Didn't Like

  • Inconsistency in delivery

Titleist Scotty Cameron Divot Tool

We started this list with a well-known brand in golf with TaylorMade, and we end it with another popular brand with Titleist. As is the case with almost anything Titleist makes, this divot tool, part of the Scotty Cameron line of products, is one of the best tools available.

One of the reasons for this is the unique handle of the Titleist tool, which has three holes for grip. These holes help a golfer hold on to and control their divot tool while repairing greens, making for smooth divot repairs.

Titleist-Scotty-Cameron-Divot-Tool

The curvature of the product also helps with repairing divots, as it makes the tool easier to use then the more traditional divot tools. This curvature doesn't only help with repairs, though, as it helps to give the tool a unique and stylish look along with the tools chrome finish.

One major drawback of the tool comes up when considering price. The Titleist tool is more expensive than most divot tools available. If you are golfing on a budget, there are more affordable options available.

If price isn't a factor, then you can't go wrong with the Titleist Scotty Cameron Divot Tool. Easier to use then most other divot tools as well as a stylish look make this tool well worth the price.

Things We Liked

  • 3 comfortable grip holes
  • Smooth and unintrusive curvature

Things We Didn't Like

  • Relatively expensive

Quick Summary of The Best Divot Repair Tools

TaylorMade Divot Tool

Best Value

  • Ergonomically designed shape
  • Premium rust-resistant finish
Pitchfix Divot Tool

Best Overall

  • Ready to use with the press of a button
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Multiple color choices
Golfer Club Golf Divot Tool

Cheapest

  • Easy to hold and use
  • Attachable ball marker included
NKTM Golf Divot Tool

Most portable

  • Prongs snap into action at the push of a button
  • Locks easy open and closed
  • Very lightweight and portable
Titleist Scotty Cameron Divot Tool

2nd Best Overall

  • 3 comfortable grip holes
  • Smooth and unintrusive curvature

It is important to have one of these tools when golfing, and now, with the help of our list, you have options open to you when buying a divot tool. With one of these divot tools in hand, green divots and homicidal groundskeepers will be a thing of the past!

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The Best Golf Umbrellas for Your Protection http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-umbrellas/ http://hittingthegolfball.com/best-golf-umbrellas/#comments Thu, 07 Jul 2016 08:12:37 +0000 http://hittingthegolfball.com/?p=1547 Not all umbrellas are the same. That umbrella you’ve been using all the time is not something to be used on the golf course. Golf umbrellas are larger to provide protection for you and your gear or your companion. Some umbrellas have a sloped design that diverts water away from the handle to help you avoid getting wet.

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Not all umbrellas are the same.

That umbrella you’ve been using all the time is not something to be used on the golf course.

Golf umbrellas are larger to provide protection for you and your gear or your companion. Some umbrellas have a sloped design that diverts water away from the handle to help you avoid getting wet.

Our Best Golf Umbrella Pick: Procella Windproof Golf Umbrella

Procella 62 inch Windproof Golf Umbrella

What's there not to like about this Amazon best seller? It looks awesome, is big enough to cover 2 person, is light and durable, and is totally windproof with its unique double canopy mesh vent system. You can also open it with one hand using its pinchless auto-open system and grip it well with its ergonomic handle. As a bonus, you'll also receive FREE golf fitness videos to get the most out of your game. Definitely made for golfers.

Golf umbrellas can also be made from various materials such as metal shafts and fiberglass handles. Metal shafts are durable and strong. Fiberglass is extremely light, but sturdy. Golf umbrellas can come with extra features as well. Those who don’t have a caddy usually use golf umbrellas with plastic tips. The best golf umbrella depends on your needs. Here’s a list of some of the best golf umbrellas today.


Best Golf Umbrellas 2018

RainStoppers 68-Inch Oversize Windproof Golf Umbrella

This 68 inch golf umbrella from RainStoppers is big enough to cover 3 or more people, making it perfect for families. It can also provide enough protection to you and all your golfing gear.

Here are other things you’ll love about the RainStoppers 68" Oversize Windproof Golf Umbrella:

RainStoppers 68-Inch Oversize Windproof Golf Umbrella
  • The umbrella’s canopy is made of a durable nylon fabric, so it won’t get damaged easily.
  • The fiberglass ribs and shaft guarantee maximum stability. It won’t invert or fly out of your hands even during intense winds.
  • This 68 inch golf umbrella from RainStoppers comes with a foam non-slip handle, so it won’t slip out of your hands easily.
  • The umbrella has a matching sleeve. It comes with various two-tone color schemes, so you are free to pick the design that suits your taste.

The RainStoppers 68" Oversize Windproof Golf Umbrella measures 43" when closed. Overall, it’s a large and durable umbrella that can withstand wind and provide enough coverage for you and your gear or your golfing companion.

Things We Liked

  • Oversize to protect all your gear
  • Non-slip foam rubber handle
  • Windproof

Things We Didn't Like

  • Customers have complained that it feels cheaply made

GustBuster Classic 48-Inch Automatic Golf Umbrella

The Classic 48" Automatic Golf Umbrella is the #1 umbrella on the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tours. GustBuster has also been featured on CNN, GoodDay NY, Regis and Kathy Lee, Talk soup and many more television and radio shows.

It boasts a “pinchless” open and close release mechanism that makes it lighter, but far stronger than ordinary umbrellas.

Other things you will like about the Classic include the following:

GustBuster Classic 48 Inch Automatic Golf Umbrella
  • The high-impact end cap not only protects the umbrella, but also preserves its beauty.
  • The best thing about the Classic is that it will keep you dry wherever you go. It has a double-reinforced fiberglass shaft that is resistant to lightning and designed not to snap or crimp.
  • The unusual style and strength of this GustBuster umbrella assure you that it will last for a long time. You can pick between manual and automatic opening.
  • It features a curved hardwood J-handle and comes with a lovely fitted sheath, protecting the umbrella when not being used.
  • The Classic can withstand winds of more than 55 miles per hour, so you are assured that it won’t go flying out of your hands or invert.
  • The umbrella measures 48" in diameter and is 36" long. It is also backed by a lifetime warranty.

Things We Liked

  • Windproof and durable
  • Pinchless open and close release system
  • Choice of automatic or manual opening

Things We Didn't Like

  • GustBuster is not known for its customer service

Atree Auto Open Straight 62-Inch Dual Layer Umbrella

The Atree Auto Open Straight Dual Layer Umbrella is 39.5" long and measures 52" in diameter when open, which is large enough to protect 1 or 2 people from the violent wind or heavy rain.

The 62" umbrella from Atree can fit into most golf cart umbrella mounts. It also has a matching pouch with a strap, so you can sling the closed umbrella over your shoulder.

Besides also coming with a carrying bag, it is:

Atree Auto Open Straight Umbrella
  • Lightweight and durable – Eight durable fiberglass ribs and robust fiberglass central rob prevent the umbrella from inverting. It is also lightweight and features a dual layer canopy that offers double protection from wind and rain.
  • Comfortable and stylish – The colorful inner layer and black outer layer can make a rainy day brighter. The straight style handle has long-lasting soft foam rubber, providing you with a comfortable grip.
  • Fast auto open – You can open the umbrella with only one press of a button. It takes only 1 second, which means you don't have to wait for it to open when you get out of the car in the rain.
  • Lifetime warranty – The Atree Auto Open Straight Dual Layer Umbrella is backed by a lifetime warranty. If there’s any defect, you can contact the company to solve the problem.

Things We Liked

  • Large enough for a couple
  • Fashionable design and comfortable
  • Sturdy, durable and lightweight
  • Fast Auto Open

Things We Didn't Like

  • It can be a little heavy due to its size (1.63 lb)

All-Weather Elite Series 60-Inch Auto Open Golf Umbrella

The All-Weather Elite Series 60" Auto Open Golf Umbrella is ideal for outdoor concerts, sporting events or rainy days due to its large coverage.

It’s large enough for two, making it a perfect option for a romantic walk in the rain.

The umbrella also provides the following benefits:

All-Weather Elite Series 60 inch Black Auto Open Golf Umbrella
  • Easy auto-open system provides instant coverage
  • Available in various color schemes including black and navy blue and white
  • Features fiberglass ribs and shaft and polyester panels, so you are assured that it’s durable
  • There’s also a plastic tip that allows you to keep the umbrella secure to the ground. The wooden handle provides the umbrella with a classic look.
  • The All-Weather Elite Series 60" umbrella also has a storage sleeve and Velcro strap for closing. The fabric used is water resistant, durable and light.
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty

Overall, the All-Weather Elite Series 60" Auto Open Golf Umbrella is big enough to protect you from the rain and flexible enough to endure intense winds.

Things We Liked

  • Very cheap
  • Large enough for a couple
  • Easy auto-open

Things We Didn't Like

  • Good enough for light wind and snow but not extreme weathers

Procella 62 Inch Windproof Golf Umbrella

The Procella 62" Windproof Golf Umbrella has a double canopy mesh venting system that can withstand strong winds.

It also has an ergonomic slip-resistant handle, so it won’t slip out of your hands.

Other features and benefits from this umbrella include:

Procella 62 inch Windproof Golf Umbrella
  • One hand auto-opening system allows you to open the umbrella fast
  • Made of carbon fiber and comes with a lightning-resistant shaft, so it is durable and can last for a long time
  • The Procella Golf Umbrella comes with a matching carrying sleeve
  • Weighs 1.1 pounds, so it is light and easy to carry
  • You will also get free golf instruction videos if you purchase the umbrella
  • Comes in 6 different colors, so you are free to choose the color you like best
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While the umbrella is more expensive than the average umbrella, it does come with a 100% money back guarantee. If you received a faulty umbrella or you’re not satisfied with it, you will receive a new one or get your money back.

Things We Liked

  • Totally windproof
  • Ergonomic slip-resistant handle
  • One hand auto-open feature
  • Lightweight and durable

Things We Didn't Like

  • Just slightly above average price

Quick Summary of The Best Golf Umbrellas

RainStopperOversize Windproof Golf Umbrella

Best Oversized Umbrella

  • 68 Inch
  • Oversize to protect all your gear
  • Non-slip foam rubber handle
  • Windproof
GustBuster Classic Automatic Golf Umbrella

Best Seller

  • 48 Inch
  • Windproof and durable
  • Pinchless open and close release system
  • Choice of automatic or manual opening
Atree Auto Open Straight Dual Layer Umbrella

2nd Best Overall

  • 62 Inch
  • Large enough for a couple
  • Fashionable design and comfortable
  • Sturdy, durable and lightweight
  • Fast Auto Open
All-Weather Elite Series Auto Open Golf Umbrella

Cheapest Option

  • ​60 Inch
  • Very cheap
  • Large enough for a couple
  • Easy auto-open
Procella  Windproof Golf Umbrella

Best Overall

  • 62 Inch
  • Totally windproof
  • Ergonomic slip-resistant handle
  • One hand auto-open feature
  • Lightweight and durable

Don’t let the rain or wind prevent you from enjoying a good game of golf. With the best golf umbrella, you will be protected from intense winds, heavy rain and other unpleasant weather conditions on an open course. Choose the right golf umbrella that suits your needs and of course budget.

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