Kent’s Corner 7/10/18

Course Stewardship

Each morning during normal service of the course our teams repair ball marks, fill divots, retrieve broken tees, and rake the course bunkers.   Additionally, we schedule team members to come back and address divots and debris on the par 3 tee boxes after lunch. We believe this level of service helps to improve the golf experience. While we hope to repair every divot, retrieve every broken tee, and fix all of the ball marks, we ask that members remain conscious of proper golf etiquette. Freshly made ball marks are easier to repair than pitch marks that remain unattended overnight. When repairing a ball mark, it is best to avoid lifting or prying up on the indention. Insert a ball mark repair tool or tee at the edge of the indention and heal the mark by lightly pressing down and toward the center of the damaged area. Make several successive nudges toward the direction of the incoming shot and then tap the area down with the heel of your putter (See Diagram). As we prepare to regrass the Dye course collars, the dormant turf areas around the perimeter of each green are prone to ball mark indentations. Please address these areas as you would normally repair ball marks on the green itself.

In the June 30, 2017 addition of Kent’s Korner, we addressed the need to properly dispose of broken tees when a trash receptacle is not available. At the time we asked players to avoid discarding them on the low-cut teeing surfaces where they could potentially damage a reel mower. To help facilitate this process, we will soon be installing broken tee caddies on the first tees and the par three tees on both golf courses (See attached photo). These inconspicuous containers are set below grade and are designed to look like a sprinkler head. Please do your part to keep Colleton River Club pristine and dispose of tee litter appropriately. Thank you for your kind stewardship of the course. 

Tee caddy adjacent to the par three 13th tee on the Dye Course.

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