Course care and etiquette are an integral part of the success and enjoyment of Credit Valley for everyone.
With the significant increase in rounds played we have seen so far this season, it is now more important than ever that all members are helping to take proper care of our golf course.
Divot Filling Program
We have returned the divot mix boxes to their previously used locations. The containers are once again adjacent to each water fountain and by the bridge at 9/10, so there is a minimal gap between refill locations. These containers are equipped with a lid; please ensure that the lid is closed after each use to keep the mix free of moisture. The opening and closing of the lid can be completed using a golf club to avoid touching the handle if you prefer.
The personal divot bottle program will also continue to help avoid additional touch points and sterilization requirements. If you have not done so already, please pick up a bottle from beside the starters area, as there are still plenty remaining for use. Seed has been included in the divot mix: so please try to utilize all of your divot mix before finishing your round. Placing the container in your car or garage with mix still remaining will quickly lead to germination.
Don’t forget to replace your divot whenever possible; this is preferred. Mix is to be used when this option is not available. The divot mix can be used on the tees, fairways and in the first cut of rough.
Ball Mark Repair
Through the season we usually see an increase in the number of ball marks on the greens, especially those repaired incorrectly or not at all, and this year is no different. Unrepaired ball marks can take over two weeks to heal, leading to bumpy and less favourable putting surfaces.
When repairing ball marks, please insert your tool behind the ball mark and push the turf in. DO NOT lift as this will disrupt the root system and likely lead to the turf dying. Push the ball mark in from all sides and then proceed to lightly press down on the area with your putter or foot to ensure smoothness.
If everyone follows these guidelines and remembers to repair their own ball mark as well as an additional one, we will continue to improve the conditions of the golf course.
Many thanks to those members who continue to contribute to the enjoyment of Credit Valley through their round by following these simple measures. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions about this or anything else on the golf course, please do not hesitate to contact me at your convenience.
Course and Property Manager