How To Fix Golf Divot
When you make a quality swing with an iron, a divot on the playing surface, so you should know how to fix a golf divot in every game. Repairing divots is proper golf etiquette and can speed up the turf's healing process by a couple weeks compared to an unrepaired divot.
- Golf divot repair tool or golf tee
- Sand (provided by course)
- Turf from divot
- Which method of divot repair is appropriate? You have two options for repairing a divot. You can either choose to fill the divot with sand or place the turf from your divot back on top of it. To know the proper course of action, check the golf cart for course rules. If the rules state that you must use sand, the course will provide it for you in a container in the cart or at various places along the hole.
- Repairing divot using sand Take sand from container and pour into the divot. Be sure to pour enough to fill the divot completely so that it doesn’t sink back in, making an indentation.
- Repairing divot replacing turf If the course has not provided sand, find the turf that sliced off during your swing. In some cases you will have a "clean divot" where the turf is still in one piece. Other times the turf will be in smaller chunk. You must retrieve as much as you can and replace it in the divot.
- Complete divot repair When the divot is filled with sand or the original turf is back in the ground, push it down with your foot and you're done.