Repairing Pitchmarks

The greens at Crow Wood are regarded as some of the finest in the area and, in order to keep them in top condition, it’s essential that pitch marks are repaired as soon as possible. You may repair any pitch marks on the green before putting – including your own.

Not sure how to properly repair pitch marks? Follow these simple guidelines.

Right Way

  • Discard the loose piece of turf taken out by the ball
  • Insert pitch mark repairer just outside the back of the ball mark
  • Pull the turf TOWARDS the centre of the hole
  • Gently tap the repaired area with your putter
  • This action stretches undamaged turf over the ball mark, providing instant recovery.

Wrong Way

  • Don’t replace the loose piece of turf taken out by the ball. It will die and delay the healing process
  • Don’t pry up the centre of the depression with your pitch mark repairer as it exposes the soil and delays the healing process
  • Don’t insert the pitch mark repairer and twist it. This only breaks loose more turf