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Be a considerate golfer

New R&A publication promotes care of the golf course.

17th September 2014
The new brochure from The R&A is aimed at golfers and supports greenkeepers.  

“How you can help care for your course” is a new brochure from The R&A which encourages golfers to show respect for their fellow golfers by showing respect for, and caring for, the golf course.

There is a lot of activity behind the scenes to prepare the golf course on which you play.  Greenkeeping teams are multi-skilled and dedicated to presenting the best conditions for golf.  A great deal of time, effort and resource is invested in caring for the golf course for the benefit of all golfers.  Greenstaff take pride in giving you the best playing surfaces possible, but your help is also needed to keep the golf course in good condition and you should repair any damage you cause when playing.

Pitch mark
Repairing pitch marks is the responsibility of each and every golfer.

To fulfil your commitment to care for the course, you must respect it and those who prepare it for you to play:

  • Replace divots
  • Repair pitch marks
  • Rake bunkers
  • Dispose of litter responsibly
  • Leave the course as you would like to find it.

Supported by two times Open Champion and R&A Working for Golf Ambassador, Padraig Harrington, “How you can help care for your course” is available to download here.