Greens Maintenance

The Greens of the Indiana Course at Desert Springs are regarded as some of the finest in the country and in order to keep them in the best condition for the benefit and enjoyment of all our golfers it is essential that pitch marks be repaired as soon as possible.

You may repair any pitch marks on the green before putting including your own. Correctly repairing pitch marks on the green takes little time to do properly but will maintain the high quality of the grass surface to which we are accustomed, however a pitchmark repaired incorrectly takes over 3 weeks to heal!

Please study the diagrams below on how to correctly repair pitchmarks.

Correct repair will help protect the grass root system and benefit all members and visitors to the Indiana Course.

Rule 16-1c.
Repair of the Hole Plugs, Ball Marks and Other Damage.
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.
1. This action stretches undamaged turf over the ball mark, providing instant recovery.
2. Insert pitchmark repair tool just outside the back of the pitchmark
3. Lever the turf towards the centre of the pitchmark.
4. Repeat this motion from all sides of the pitchmark.
5. Gently tap the repaired area with your putter.
This action stretches undamaged turf over the ball mark, providing instant recovery.
1. If present, do not replace the loose piece of turf taken out by the ball. It will die and delay the healing process.
2. Do not pry up the centre of the depression with the pitchmark repair tool as it exposes the soil tearing the turfgrass roots in the process and will delay the healing process.
3. Do not insert the pitchmark repair tool and twist it. This only breaks more turf loose.

For further information contact: Anthony Brooks
Telephone: +34 627 773 296