Golf Course Maintenance Tips
It is fair to say, the majority of golfers (both amateur and professional) are not equipped with the knowledge of maintaining golf courses correctly. So, we are writing this blog post so that you can help keep your club’s fairways and greens to a high standard whilst also saving green-keepers time and effort.
Repairing Ball Marks
If you have access to a repairer, start behind the marks and carefully push the repairer forward, ensuring the mark slots back into place. After this, use the repairer around each side whilst slowing easing the turf towards of the middle of the mark. Make sure not to life the soil upwards and then gently tap down on the mark with a putter.
Firstly, remove the loose turf from around the affected area. After this, tap in each side of the divot with either your shoe or a club. Lastly, fill the gap with sand to the level of surrounding grass.
It is common courtesy in golf to always leave the bunker as you found it, which is hopefully in perfect condition. Golfers should cover and smooth and footprints and holes created by them. They should then leave the rake sitting with the handle pointing in the direction of the tee of the hole being played. Golfers should always enter the bunker from the lowest point and when leaving, they should pull the rake towards them, covering and smoothing over their tracks as they leave. If necessary, other affected areas of the bunker should be repaired. Lastly, do not allow a build up of sand at the edge of the bunker and if you see this, push back the excess sand towards the centre.
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