Ask any golfer and they will have a story about a putt that veered off course because of an unfixed divot mark! Repairing pitch marks on the green from those high pitching wedges shots just got easier. Standard repair tools and golf tees do a fair job, but there is a better set of tools now being offered by Pitchfix.
Golf season is going strong here in Arizona, and having the right divot repair tool is vital to keep golf courses in optimal condition. Enter Pitchfix with their full product line, including the revolutionary
Twister that features a patent pending and exclusive 3-pronged metal retractable system that out performs all other divot repair tools.
Most golfers do not know how to properly repair pitch-marks on the green. They go around the
perimeter of the mark, lifting the “center of the hole”, and then tap it down. That is not the correct way! According to Pitchfix, when ball marks are repaired with traditional pitch forks very often the root structure is torn which creates an air pocket under the mark and a compacted piece of soil at the surface, making it difficult for the grass to regenerate and heal. With the usual divot repair tool, the divot should be pulled from the outside perimeter in toward the center. The Twister makes it simple by just placing the tool over the divot and pressing down; tap down and you’re done!
Pitchfi x’s patented technology allows Twister to work differently, says the company: the golfer’s simple effort at the affected area restores the ground and relieves compaction simultaneously. This procedure, according to Pitchfi x, results in better repairs that recover quickly, making it virtually impossible to do
damage with the tool.
A complete line of products are offered: Twister; Classic; Hybrid; XL 2.0; Alignmee (marker alignment tool) and Hatclip (ball marker). All products are fully customizable with unlimited logo options and over 20 color combinations, and magnetic ball markers are included.
Here are comments from people after I demonstrated the Twister:
Golf Superintendent Bill said “Interesting, I have never seen something like that before. It really does a great job of bringing the pitchmark depression back to a normal surface”.
Golf Professional Scott said “Sweet, that looks like it would really do the job”.
Golfer Robin says: “In regard to the divot repair tools; the “switchblade” type tool is one I’ve used extensively. I like the fact it is compact and relatively flat with no sharp edges exposed which can have a tendency to poke holes in my pocket. I also like the conveniently attached ball marker plus one really looks cool when flipping it open! The Pitchfix Twister is new to me and in my opinion a better choice to make consistent repairs with less green damage.
In my playing experience with many golfers I’ve noticed many different and potentially damaging pitch mark repair methods. The Twister takes all the guess work out; straight in, straight out, tap down…perfect repair every time! While it tends to be a little bulky in the pocket, by design I think it has to be. The twisting method to engage the specially designed prongs is a great idea, much better than having a cap over the end to remove, (which would probably get lost). I intend to use this new tool exclusively.”
Another golfer, Dave Owens says: “I had the opportunity to use the new PitchFix repair tool this last weekend. I was truly impressed. It effortlessly elevates the base of the pitch mark with no trauma to the root system that other tools typically do. It leaves a perfectly flat surface after tamping lightly with the
putter. I would love to see greenskeepers and the USGA require this type of repair tool. The greens would be immaculate. Of course, it requires the players to conscientiously look for and repair their marks!
From my experience, the Twister does an excellent job with minimal effort to help keep the greens ready for those in groups behind me. The other repair tools also do a great job; just remember to bring the outside to the middle of the mark.