Ball Mark Repair
1. You can use a ball mark repair tool or tee.
2. Start at the back of the ball mark, insert the tool just outside the indent and gently push towards the centre.
4. Pat down the area with your putter.
2) To speed play take the rake with you and simply place it out of the way so it doesn’t interfere with the ball or your stance / swing. There is nothing in the rules of golf which prevents you from taking the rake with you.
3) When smoothing your footprints and divot area, rake with both hands, raking as you are walking back.
4) Be careful not to pull excess sand, alternate between pulling the sand toward you and pushing it back with the tines of the rake, thus making a relatively even surface without displacing too much sand.
5) As you exit the bunker push the sand away at the exit lip rather than pull it towards it.
6) Carefully place the rake in the bunker pointing to the green.
Never enter or exit the bunker up the steep slope.
Never just pile sand on the edge of the bunker, push it back.
Blue Lines & Wear prevention.
Players with walk buggies should try to avoid crossing the line
if you do then take care where you walk.
The lines are there to indicate a high wear area, if we can follow the blue line rule then unsightly ropes / barricades do not need to be placed out.
It is in your interest to follow the rule, turf wear affects your lie, ropes and barriers have the potential to affect your line of sight, the blue lines address both.