Ty Andersen serves as Director of Instruction at The Ty Andersen Golf Academy, and has been named one of the Top 50 Kids Teachers by the US Kids Golf Company. He has developed seven different teaching programs that are registered with the PGA.
How to Make and Fix Golf Divots
Fix Your Divots
Kids, how would you like to play on a golf course that looks like that? It would not be very pretty would it? There is a funny word called etiquette that we have talked about before and part of etiquette is taking care of your golf course. So whenever you are out on the golf course and you make a divot like that you are going to have to fix it.
Down here in Florida, what we do is we put sand in that divot. This sand container was on the golf cart, I brought it over here and I am just going to fill that divot with the sand, smooth it out and tap it down. This is all part of taking care of your golf course. If you guys are going to practice quite a bit over on the driving range when you practice on the driving range you see divots all over the place.
How to Make Divots on the Driving Range
I want you to start practicing like a pro. If you come up to a place where pros have been practicing on the range you are not going to see divots all over the place, big holes in the ground. You are probably going to see a nice line that starts here and goes back and forms a nice square because we as pros know that we need to take care of our golf course just like you do. So what we are going to do is once we hit a ball, say that is the end of the divot right there, I am going to bring my next ball up and I am going to put it right on or close to the end of where that divot was. As I continue to hit balls my divots are going to go back that way here pretty much in a straight line. You have got to take care of your golf course because no one else will if you don’t.
About the Instructor
Highland Oaks Golf Course
904 Royal Parkway
Dothan, Alabama 36305