As summer slowly fades and the college help leave for school, it's a good time to revisit how ballmarks, or 'pitchmarks' should be fixed. This is review for many, but for new members or anyone needing confirmation, click this to view the video.
In my time with Tuscarora I've received hundreds of inquiries from concerned members by phone, email, and in person about what 'I' am going to do about the ballmark problem at Tuscarora. After twenty years of taking care of the greens here, it's clear that the question isn't what 'I' can do about the ballmark problem, but what can the members do about it?
This is a condition that's created by the people that are asking for it to stop. The goal of 'no ballmarks' resides in a diligent, concerned membership. It also resides in having the humility to learn how to fix them correctly instead of assuming you're doing it correctly. Please watch the video and please fix your ballmark + 1.
Or don't...they're your greens.
|Old hedge at 9 tee|
|12 fwy drainage|
|14 green expansion|
|A black layer means a build of sulfur due to anaerobic conditions which is a sign of deeper issues.|