If you are a member of a course or perhaps a occasional athlete, we all need to understand our role in taking care of upkeep of the course. This is also true if you're a guest, it shows respect for the course and it is members. I will discuss 5 things we as golfers have to do of looking after and respect the program.
Golf Clubs spend well over 50% of their budget to keep the golf course in the shape, we as members demand and complain vividly when the course isn't as much as our standards. I speak from experience concerning the whining of members, from located on the board and being vice-chair of our greens committee. Let me share this along with you and dwell on a number of my pet peeves, which drive me crazy.
Let's move on with unfixed ball marks on the green, non-raked sand traps, non-fixed divots, chewed up tee blocks and lastly golfers which have no regard for posted signs and drive their golf buggy anywhere they want. Inside my course members think they pay give them the right to do anything they want using their cart, some guests just are ignorant. Five tips for you, who ought to know better, on how to look after the course.
1: Carry a ball mark repair tool in your pocket. Without having one use a tee and connect your ball marks. A great green is a that rolls true and smooth, lacking the ball bounce its way to the cup, because it hops over non-fixed marks. This really is one of my biggest pet peeves and members are simply as guilty as guests.
2: Ever land in the sand trap and find themselves in someone's foot print or shot hole. Not nice could it be! Would you follow the rules and listen to it as it lies or do you cheat and move the ball. You wouldn't have these situations, when we all would pick-up the rake and actually use it.
3: Hacked - up tee blocks are ugly and preventable. The causes guys are only able to achieve this much. Any time you have a divots on the tee, load it up using the seed mix in saving money boxes around the tee blocks, assist the maintenance guys out.
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4: Same goes with fairway divots, please, take the time, to exchange them or if available use the seed mix connected to the golf buggy inside a plastic pour bottle.
5: Misuse of golf carts has become the reason for most major damage around the golf course. They aren't off-road toys, avoid using them as a result and respect the sport and golf course in their use. Please follow all rules and restrictions set-up to protect from golf buggy damage, these rule are there for any reason, quite simply follow them.