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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Driving range divots
Divots are in line, less removal of turf
Divots are scattered, more turf removed
With all the additional play we've been experiencing due to the mild weather, the driving range tee has become pretty beat up. We still have two more months until spring and I would like to remind everyone about the proper way to take a divot while practicing. The least disruptive way to take divots is to put the range ball on the back of the previous divot. This basically limits the amount of turf removed by almost half during each shot. We effectively end up with long, thin strips of removed turf instead of a large mass of random divots that take much longer to recover. To the right are two pictures showing the difference between the two techniques. The agronomy staff hopes that this information will help you to continue to get the most out of your time practicing, while helping us keep the range tee in the best condition possible. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.