We are often told how our greens are some of the best anywhere. Lately, we have seen an increasing number of players NOT repairing their ball marks. After you make a great approach shot to the green, your first action should be to find and repair your ball mark as well as 2 or 3 others that were not repaired by those ahead of you. When a ball mark is properly repaired, it only takes 2 days for the grass to heal. When you don’t repair the mark or do it improperly, it takes 28 days to heal.
The only thing worse than not repairing a ball mark is to repair it incorrectly whereby you expose the roots. I have attached a video that shows how to properly fix your ball marks. While this video is excellent for new golfers, it should also be viewed by those who are experienced enough to strike the ball and actually make the ball marks. The “golden rule” on the golf course, is “Fix your ball mark and at least two others.” That is the way to ensure that we continue to have the BEST greens around.