4th November 2013
This has become a continuing Problem Area.
Players are reminded, particularly during the softer winter conditions, to ALWAYS repair your pitchmarks on the greens. This is a fundamental aspect of the etiquette of the golf course.
In addition, you are requested to repair any other pitchmark in the vicinity in order to ensure our greens remain in tip-top condition throughout the winter months.
Rule 16-1c states;
“The player may repair an old hole plug or damage to the putting green caused by the impact of a ball, whether or not the player’s ball lies on the putting green.”
Under the current circumstances, I am inclined to suggest changing the word “may repair” to “must repair”, but that is perhaps wishful thinking on my part.
9th October 2013
As a result of the large number of pitch marks which are becoming evident on our greens it is unfortunately necessary to remind playing members to PLEASE repair your pitch marks on the green.
In fact, due to the excessive number of these blots on the landscape, we would ask players, for the foreseeable future until the penny drops, to please repair their own pitch mark plus one or two others which may be encountered.
With this “can do” attitude we can eliminate the damage sooner rather than later.