Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints made by him, and then leave the rake in the base of the bunker parallel with the direction of the hole.
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Bunker – picture guide (right)
1. Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.
2. Pull rake toward you as you exit the bunker.
3. If required rake other affected areas.
4. Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand.
5. Always leave rake in the flat of the bunker facing the direction of play.
Repairing Divots and Ball-Marks
Through the green, a player should knock in with an iron the edges of any divot mark made by him and fill with sand. The player should ensure that any damage to the putting green made by the ball or by the player is carefully repaired.
Sprig marks around the hole should be pressed down after putting out.
Ball Marks – Picture guide (right)
1. Always start at the back of the mark and push forward with the repairer.
2. Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark. Do not lift the soil upwards.
3. Lightly tap down with putter.
4. Your completed repair should look like this.
Divots – Picture guide (right)
1. Remove any loose turf from the affected area.
2-3. Knock in all sides of the edge of the divot
4. Correctly mended divot
5-6. Pour sand over the divot and using your club or shoe, level ot the area.
Damage to Greens – Flagsticks, Bags etc.
Players should ensure that, when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.
Handling the Flag
1. Don’t drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will cause damage.
2. Always lower the flagstick by club
3….or by hand.
4. Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.
Golf carts can only be driven by those who have been given approval to do so. Users are required to abide by the Rules governing the Use of Golf Carts.
Damage Through Practice Swings
In taking practice swings players should avoid causing damage to the course, particularly the tees by removing divots.