Repairing Divots on Your Course: Essential Tips and Tools for Course Maintenance
Golf beginners and veterans alike find that the golf swing can remove sections of turf from the course. These are referred to as divots, making them is part of the game. However, there are appropriate next steps to properly “patch” the affected area. The problem comes when golfers move onto their next shot without repairing them. Common courtesy and golf etiquette both suggest you take a moment to repair divots, not only for the overall health of the course but as well as to ensure your fellow golfers have a great experience.
Most tee boxes or golf carts come with a soil & soil bottle. This mixture makes divot repair a breeze. A mixture of sand, grass, and seed can fill in the gaps of a fragmented divot. If the divot is completely missing, all course superintendents know the need to fill the hole with the solution. Depending on the course, replacing the turf may be necessary. Superintendents know the exact needs of their course best.
What many players and superintendents may miss is that the makeup of the divot mix depends on both the climate and species of grass on the course. This article by Darin Bevard runs through the various combinations to ensure your divot mix regrows lost turf.
Neglecting divots and ball marks on the course can make the difference between a perfect shot and having an unlucky lie. Unrepaired turf can suffer weed infestation, marring your course and requiring many times the labor. Don’t let these simple fixes slip past and ruin your golfers’ experience.
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