Care of the greens....
Players are encouraged to wheel buggies with pneumatic or soft tyres across greens, to spread wear and tear. Avoid walking around the apron of the green, and particularly between the apron and any greenside bunkers. Concentrated foot traffic causes soil compaction which inhibits grass growth, leading to bare patches.
Repairing Pitch Marks...video
Research shows incorrectly repaired pitch marks can take up to 4 weeks longer to recover.
There are two distinct types of pitch marks:
Indentation, but no tearing of the green -
Tearing of the green -
Players should ensure that, when putting down bags or the flagstick no damage is done to the putting green. Also, care should be taken to avoid damage to the hole and surrounds when handling the flagstick and when removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
Repairing Divots ...video
Incorrectly repaired divots can give other players a poor lie, damage expensive course machinery and they take longer to recover.
There are two distinct types of divots:
Shaved turf with the roots left in -
Chunk of turf and roots removed -
Maintaining Bunkers ...video
Although intimidating to look at, the small base of a properly raked bunker is often easier to hit out of than a non-revetted bunker, thus making the maintenance of the sand paramount.
The primary objective is to ensure that the ball rolls to the centre of the bunker if it hits a bunker wall. Incorrect technique can give other golfers bad lies and cost more in course maintenance.
Motorised Golf Carts
The recommended considerations for the use of motorised golf carts are as follows:
The following points are provided to assist the upkeep of any golf course and ensure that you and your fellow golfers have an enjoyable round of golf: