Repairing pitch marks properly


Take a golf etiquette lesson from Shawn Clement, Director of the Richmond Hill Golf Learning Centre and CPGA Teaching Pro with a green thumb, who shows you how to please your local greenskeeper by repairing your ball mark the proper way.

We all know how annoying it can be to walk onto a golf course green and be greeted by pitch marks everywhere. Not only is it against all the things that golf stands for but it also makes any long putts more treacherous than taking a stroll across Baghdad on any given evening.

The process of fixing your pitch mark couldn't be easier either. All you need to do is sink your pitch mark repairer into the turk on the edge of your mark and push inwards.

Repairing pitch marks properly - Step 1

Repeat this all around the mark and then tap it down with your putter. This should ensure that your pitch mark disappears and doesn't hamper the next fourball's putting.

Repairing pitch marks properly - Step 2

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