Monday, March 11, 2013

Range tee divots

Below is a link that explains the proper way to use a range tee.  There are three different ways to take divots out of the range tee, with one technique being the preferred option.  Please take a look at the video and do your best to leave some range tee space for the next person.

Preferred Divot Pattern

This video came from Superintendent Dan Meersman at Philadelphia Cricket Club.

Below is a picture taken from our range tee this past year.  You can imagine the time it takes for the grass to fill in this area.

We don't have a massive range tee that some golf course can have.  We also have a large numbers of golfers that frequent the range.  This puts a lot of stress on the tee for a quick recovery before the next wave of divots.  Therefore, I have two requests 1. Use a divot pattern as outlined in the video and 2. Police your fellow members.  If you notice someone making a quarry in the range tee, politely explain the Superintendent prefers a different divot pattern.  I'll do my best to get the grass to fill in and I'm sure you will as well.