August 30 Divot Day Sign Up
Sign up to help fill divots on the Port and Starboard fairways:
August 30 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm
40 Volunteers are needed, 5 per team. There will be 8 teams filling divots
Bring your bucket and trowel.
Pick up your Friends member merchandise!
Where? Captains Golf Course, meet at the patio for hole assignments and instructions.
How to Fill a Divot from the USGA
If a divot does not have any soil attached, or if it has shattered into small pieces, it cannot be replaced and expected to heal properly. Filling the divot with divot mix is the best option in these situations. Depending on the course and the grass types, divot mix may be pure sand or it may contain seed to aid in recovery. Regardless of what's in the mix, the way to properly fill a divot is the same: Add mix until it is slightly below the height of the adjacent turf, then smooth the mix and press down with your foot. It is worth taking a few extra seconds to get the level just right. Too little mix will create poor playability and may not allow the divot to heal fully. Too much mix creates playability issues and can damage mowing equipment.
Making our best effort to repair divots is an easy way to care for the course and help others enjoy their round. Knowing the correct technique is an important first step. You should also check with the golf shop before your round to see if the course has any specific divot-repair policies.
Once on the course, take pride in your divot repair. Who knows, the divot you repair today could give you a better lie the next time around.