4 Ways Golfers can Take Care of the Course

4 Ways Golfers can Take Care of the Course

The game of golf is a game of respect. Not just for your playing partners but for the golf course itself. Please treat the golf course the same way you would treat your own back yard. You want to leave it in perfect condition.

  • Let's start with when you take a divot in the fairway. You either want to replace that divot or you want to fill it with a compound of fertilizer and sand that is usually found in the golf cart.
  • When you hit the ball onto the green and you leave a ball mark you want to fix that ball mark with a tee or certain gadgets that are available specifically to repair ball marks.
  • If you hit your ball into a bunker, there are rakes available so that you rake the bunker. Rakes are found either on the sides of the bunker or in the golf cart. Make sure you leave the bunker in as good a condition if not better than when you first found it.

When you are riding a golf cart abide by the rules of the course. If it says to stay on the cart path then stay on the path at all times. The 90-degree rule is something that is fairly new. That means that you drive on the cart path until you reach your ball, drive to your ball vertically, and then return to the path once you have hit your ball.

If it says that you may drive your cart on the fairways then do so. Simply follow the signs. The more you respect the golf course the more you will enjoy the game because the golf course will be in better condition.

Category: Etiquette
Sub-Category: Fairway Shots, Tee Shots, Bunker Play
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