This is your golf course, so it is your responsibility to leave the course in the best possible condition for fellow golfers.
GROUND UNDER REPAIR
- Assist the recovery of any GUR areas marked out by white lines or white pegs by avoiding them where possible.
RESPECT THE GREENS
- Avoid standing too close to the hole.
- Place the flagstick down by hand. Don’t drop the flagstick on the green.
- Retrieve your golf ball from the hole by hand. Don’t use your putter.
- Take care to replace the flag in the centre of the cup, to avoid damaging the sides.
MOTORISED GOLF CARTS
- Drive on paths wherever possible.
- Don’t drive on tee-off areas, between bunkers and greens, or within ten metres of any green.
- In the approach to the greens, don’t drive between the solid blue lines and the greens.
- The damage to the course caused by your club after your swing has lifted a chunk of turf and soil. Click here to see how to repair a divot
- Carry a sand bucket with you at all times.
- Use an iron to knock the sides of the divot back into place.
- Top-dress the divot area lightly with sand.
- If you need to play your ball out of a bunker, you must smooth the sand afterward.
- Place the rake next to your entry/exit point on the edge of the bunker.
- Walk in and play your shot.
- Retrace your steps and swap out your club for the rake.
- Return to where you played your shot and rake, using a push-pull action and working your way backwards towards the edge of the bunker.
- As you progress toward the edge of the bunker and exit, push the sand toward the centre of the bunker.
- The indent left on the green or the fringe surrounding the green when your ball lands heavily. Click here to see how to correctly fix a pitch mark
- Carry a single or dual-pronged divot repair tool with you at all times. (Yes, oddly enough, this tool is not used to repair divots!)
- Insert the prong(s) into the ground around the impact zone and push the handle towards the centre of the pitchmark, moving the soil underneath the grass toward the pitchmark.
- Lightly tap down the area with the sole of your putter head.