Repairing a ball mark incorrectly can add weeks to the healing process on the green.
You've hit a beautiful, arching shot tracking towards the pin and your mind immediately races to the upcoming birdie putt. You grab your putter and walk confidently onto the green. But before you line up the putt, ask yourself this question – are you fixing your ball marks and replacing your divots properly?
One common technique that many amateurs and recreational golfers use can add time to the healing process. In fact, a ball mark left unrepaired for as little as an hour will take 15 days to heal back to normal. Instead, correctly fixing ball marks allows the grass on the green to heal itself within 24 hours.
Make yourself – and your local course – look better by learning how to properly replace divots and repair ball marks with PGA Head Golf Professional Philip Tobias & Assistant Golf Professional Ryan Roberts on the beautiful River Course in Keystone, Colorado. And while you're at it, fix one or two other ball marks on the green and improve the conditions on all of our favorite courses.
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