At the 2012 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, I met Bret Kragerud, President of Red Arrow Markers. I offered to review his product and was pleased to do so.

There are probably as many companies offering golf ball markers as there are golf ball manufacturers out there. There are a lesser number, but many, offering collectable medallions. Medallions make great golf gifts. Ball markers are used by every golfer. Red Arrow Markers combine the two. The product is made of heavy bronze and is very attractive.

When I returned to Colorado Springs I took this product out on the links at the Valley Hi Muni to find out if it was any different from other markers. It was.

If you visit their website you will see that the marker doubles as a putting aid. There are a multitude of putting aids available, but this one you can take with you on the course. I used the marker on just about all the holes and it paid off. I hadfewer three putts and scored one of my best rounds in years. The marker cannot do your putting for you, but it does help you concentrate on alignment.

Tom Lehman says that he starts thinking about his putt the moment his ball settles on a green. I recommend starting on that concentration with alignment the minute you place the marker behind your ball. If your marker is a Red Arrow Marker you will be well on your way to better putting.