Many of our Members grew up playing golf in the northern climate zone on cool season turf such as ryegrass, bluegrass or bent grass used on fairway and tee surfaces. Divot repair with these varieties of grass is much different than repairs to our warm season bermudagrass playing surfaces.
While on cool season turf the actual divot is replaced or a sand seed mix is used to fill the divot. On our warm season turf it’s best to just place a small amount of plain sand in the divot. The sand should be smoothed out with your foot or golf club and not left in a pile. This will insure a smooth surface and not cause damage to our mowing equipment. Our rental carts are now equipped with sand buckets and scoops for your convenience. If you don’t have any sand available, the next best method is to use your club or foot to gently push or kick the surrounding turf toward the divot hole. Although this will not make the divot completely level, it stimulates the turf to send runners out which will cover the divot faster than not making any type repair.
Your maintenance staff and fellow golfers appreciate your help and cooperation in this effort.