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Golf Course Etiquette.

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The 30th of August will be national Golf Etiquette day. With this in mind, I would like to highlight a few issues we have at Morecambe Golf Club.

Standards af etiquette have slipped throughout the world of Golf over the last 10 years, no one seems to have an answer why this has happened, but it is hoped by increasing awareness of the consequences of poor etiquette, this problem can be reduced.

Pitchmarks
It is extremely noticable that the greens at Morecambe are peppered in unrepaired pitchmarks.

 Last Thursday morning, I took some new range balls from the Pro's shop and placed a ball on each unrepaired pitchmark scar on the 3rd green.


In total, there were 286 scars on the surface of the green! Each one creating a hollow which effects ball roll. The scars also allow Meadow grass a perfect place to germinate and thrive. The Greenstaff spend a large amount of time and money trying to perfect the putting surfaces. Pitchmarks, if unrepaired destroy those surfaces. Watch the videos below fo…