Friday, February 22, 2008

Proper Ball Mark Repair Methods

One of the most important things you can do while playing your round is to properly repair your ball marks and divots. Doing so will ensure that the players behind you will be able to enjoy the course as much as you. Remember to leave the course better than you found it.

Use a pronged ball mark repair tool (preferably), knife, key or tee.

Insert at the edges of the mark-not the middle of the depression.

Bring the edges together with a gentle twisting motion, but don't lift the center. Try not to tear the grass.

Smooth the surface with a club or foot. You're done when it's a surface that you would putt over.