I mentioned in a previous article (Drive Golfers Crazy With Radio Controlled Golf Ball) that I'm no golfer. But I do have friends that are, and on occasion they bring something into the conversation that I jump online and look into. You never know when you'll find that perfect Christmas gift.
I didn't know that they played golf in Sweden. Nor that they would invent items to be used in golf. But, there ya go... They do.
This is the PitchFixer 2, a lightweight (20 grams) divot tool devised to repair pitch marks.
The little fork extends via a button and is made of steel. You insert the fork just outside of the ball mark and twist toward the hole. It moves the undamaged turf over the ball mark, thus fixing the wounded grass. A little brush at the top keeps golfers from getting soil in their pockets.
Though I find that rather silly, I don't golf. Perhaps soil in the pockets is a major issue.
It comes in all sorts of colors and can even be ordered with your own customized logo. According to the ads, it's quite comfortable to use. I don't understand that. It's not like an ergonomic shovel or something. It's tiny--around four inches long.
I suppose if I ever golf, I'll get one of these. Until then, I think I'll just sit back and ponder soil in my pockets.
You can purchase the PitchFixer 2 at Cleangolf.