Asked By: Christian Washington Date: created: Feb 15 2021

Can you fix a ball mark when you are off the green

Answered By: Horace Lee Date: created: Feb 18 2021

The Old Rule: A player may only repair ball-marks or old hole plugs on the putting green. The New Rule: Golfers are now allowed to repair almost any damage on the green, such as spike marks, ball-marks, indentations from a club or flagstick, and animal damage.

Asked By: Lewis Garcia Date: created: Jun 10 2021

How do you repair pitch marks on the green

Answered By: Daniel Long Date: created: Jun 11 2021

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Asked By: Wyatt Jenkins Date: created: Oct 24 2021

Are you allowed to fix spike marks

Answered By: Michael Harris Date: created: Oct 27 2021

Rule 16-1c permits the repair of old hole plugs and ball marks but does not permit the repair of spike damage or other irregularities of surface on the putting green if they are on a player`s line of play or putt or might assist him in his subsequent play of the hole.

Asked By: Nicholas Thomas Date: created: Jan 28 2021

How do you fix a green ball mark

Answered By: Martin Ross Date: created: Jan 28 2021

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Asked By: Thomas Cooper Date: created: Apr 30 2021

Can you touch the green before putting

Answered By: Donald Alexander Date: created: May 01 2021

It’s OK to touch the green on the other side of the hole from where your ball is resting, provided it’s not done to indicate a line for putting.

Asked By: Samuel Anderson Date: created: Jan 06 2022

Can you change your golf ball on the green

Answered By: Dylan Foster Date: created: Jan 07 2022

If the “one ball rule” is not in effect, however, golfers may swap out different types of golf balls at any point in a round of golf, so long as the change is made in-between holes rather than during the play of a hole. Rule 15-1 states: “A player must hole out with the ball played from the teeing ground ”

Asked By: Malcolm Walker Date: created: Nov 30 2021

How do you fix a divot

Answered By: Nathaniel Ross Date: created: Dec 01 2021

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Asked By: Donald Scott Date: created: Jul 18 2021

How do you use a pitch repair tool

Answered By: Gavin Lewis Date: created: Jul 18 2021

Insert the divot repair tool in the putting surface just outside of the edge of the ball mark at about a 45-degree angle. Press down and then forward on the repair tool in order to help press the putting surface turf closer in a direction toward the center of the hole.

Asked By: Gavin Long Date: created: Mar 28 2021

What is a golf fork

Answered By: Samuel Green Date: created: Mar 29 2021

GOLF FORK. A useful piece of equipment on the golf course is a golf fork. It is also called a divot tool and it is used to fix the minor repair work to the grass that is often required. The marks, or divots, must be repaired using a golf fork so that no further damage is caused and to keep the course enjoyable to play.

Asked By: Owen Morris Date: created: Mar 24 2021

Can you kneel on a putting green

Answered By: Sean James Date: created: Mar 25 2021

On the other hand, if the greens are firm and the kneeling does not damage the green, there is no rule that prohibits a player from kneeling.

Asked By: Devin Russell Date: created: Nov 25 2021

Is it a penalty to hit another ball on green

Answered By: Neil Hernandez Date: created: Nov 27 2021

There is no penalty when a ball played from off the putting green moves another ball. However, in stroke play, when a ball played from the putting green hits another ball on the putting green the person making the stroke incurs a penalty of two strokes.

Asked By: Henry Lee Date: created: Oct 20 2020

Why did they change the flagstick rule

Answered By: Keith Alexander Date: created: Oct 21 2020

Why It Was Changed: The USGA cited its main reason for changing this rule as pace of play. “Allowing a player to putt with the flagstick in the hole without fear of penalty should generally help speed up play,” the organization posted on its website.

Asked By: John Lewis Date: created: Aug 09 2021

What is a push up green

Answered By: Evan Simmons Date: created: Aug 10 2021

Generally speaking a “pushup green” was literally pushed up or slightly elevated to distinguish itself from the other landscaping around it. eg. bunkers, fairway,approaches. As the photo shows, the bunkers were excavated, and usually the fairway was lowered, while the material excavated was used to build the green.

Asked By: Gregory Gonzalez Date: created: Apr 07 2021

What can you use to mark a golf ball on the green

Answered By: Jaden Henderson Date: created: Apr 08 2021

Tees are most often used when a golfer is lifting a ball somewhere on the golf course other than the putting green (for example, when conducting a drop for relief). On the putting green, the vast majority of golfers use “a coin (or) an object made to be a ball marker,” as the rulebook definition puts it.

Asked By: Thomas Jackson Date: created: Dec 19 2020

What do golf courses use to repair divots

Answered By: Donald Russell Date: created: Dec 21 2020

Divot repair advice for golf course greenkeepers

Mix this with golf course grass seed, such as PERFORM: Tees or PERFORM: Outfield & Fairway Seed specially blended to produce a high recovery rate. These mixtures include grass varieties such as perennial ryegrass, fescues, Browntop bentgrass and meadow grass.

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