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Tips for Maintaining Your Golf Course

Golf Course Maintenance

Golf course maintenance isn't a particularly exciting topic but it's an important one. To put it simply, golf is much more fun when your course is in great condition. The play is better, the scenery is nice and the shots will be more consistent (not to mention it's just good etiquette).

Whether you're a member of a private club or call a local public-access course home, these course maintenance tips will help your course look and play great throughout the season. 

Ball Marks

Repairing ball marks is the single most important thing you can do on the golf course form a maintenance standpoint.

When the golf ball lands on the green it makes a depression and can leave marks. These marks make the putting surface uneven and can damage the grass, which compromises the putting surface and can make future putts go awry.

Take the time to repair your ball marks on the putting surface. Remember, just because your ball is not on the green does not mean it didn’t leave a ball mark.

Golf Cart Traffic

Golf carts are great for zipping around a course and speeding up pace of play, but they can cause quite a bit of damage if driven in the wrong areas.

You should keep your golf cart off mounds and swales found on the course. Also keep carts away from the tee boxes.

If you notice areas of the course are poorly irrigated, or particularly saturated, avoid driving on these areas with a golf cart.

Divots

If you create a divot when you swing, first try to repair the divot by replacing the portion of grass you removed (grass side up), and gently stepping it into the ground. If the portion of grass you removed was destroyed, used divot mix.

Divot mix is found on most golf carts. Use divot mix on closely mown areas such as fairways & tee boxes to repair your divots.

Replace divots from the rough.

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