10 Minutes to a better Course
Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him, and then leave the rake with the handle pointing toward the tee of the hole being played.
1. Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.
2. Pull rake toward you as you exit the bunker.
3. If required rake other affected areas.
4. Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand.
Always leave rake in the flat of the bunker with the handle parallel to the line of flight of the hole being played.
Rakes should be placed as far from the edge as possible.
Repairing Ball Marks
2. Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark. Do not lift the soil upwards.
3. Lightly tap down with putter.
4. Your completed repair should look like this.
1.Never replace your divot. Even if you think it has roots which could grow, the next time the fairway is cut, the divot will be flicked out and cut to pieces leaving your divot hole exposed for the next player.
2. Instead, knock in all sides of the edge of the divot with your club as shown in the photos shown here.
3. Fill the cuts you make with sand as shown and ensure the sand is levelled with the surrounding grass.
Never think that by replacing the divot and covering it in sand, it will remain long enough to attach itself to the fairway. By cutting surrounding grass into the divot area, you are providing multiple interfaces between well rooted grass and bear ground which will recover much faster than just filling the divot with sand.
Damage to Greens
Flagsticks, Bags etc.
Players should ensure that, when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
Handling the flag
1. Don’t drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage.
2. Always lower the flagstick by club or by hand.
3. Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.
Players are requested to NOT to use their putter to remove their golf ball from the hole.