The Proper Way to Repair a Ball Mark

Let’s take a look at how to properly repair a ball mark to help maintain the health of the greens you putt on.

Repairing that little depression is very important. Equally important is doing it the right way.  Many golfers repair their ball marks correctly which is appreciated by the golf course superintendent and their fellow golfers.  Unfortunately, many well-meaning golfers who do repair the pitch marks, to do so incorrectly.

A ball mark can cause the grass in the depression to die, leaving not just a scar but also a pit in the putting surface that can knock well-struck putts offline. Repairing a ball mark restores a smooth surface and helps keep the grass healthy. But “repairing” a ball mark incorrectly can actually cause more damage than good. The biggest mistake it lifting up on the soil and grass which tears the roots and kills more of the grass around the mark. Incorrectly “repaired” ball marks take up to twice as long to heal as those that are properly repaired.

Repairing ball marks isn’t just important for the health of the greens, and for smooth-rolling putts; it isn’t just a matter of golf etiquette, it is our obligation to help take care of the golf courses we play. And repairing ball marks is a big part of that obligation to the game.

Here is a great short VIDEO from the USGA on properly repairing ball marks.
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Cross County Championship at Lakeshore & Meadowview June 24th & June 25th

SATURDAY, JUNE 24TH 

Lakeshore GC, Taylorville

SUNDAY, JUNE 25TH

Meadowview GC, Mattoon

ENTRY FEE: $100/PLAYER

Covers 18 holes of golf with cart and lunch both days and a tournament golf shirt

2 Day Stroke Play Tournament

**Flighted Prizes**

Flights BASED on Size of Field and flighted after Saturday Round

Entry deadline is JUNE 21, 2017

To Sign Up, contact us at:

Meadowview GC, 6489 Meadowview Lane, Mattoon, IL 61938

(217) 258-7888

Lakeshore GC, 1460 E 1000 N Road, Taylorville, IL 62568

(217) 824-5521

**$100 Entry FEE must be prepaid

 

DEMO DAY June 4th

Lakeshore Demo Day is almost here!   Come join our vendor representatives from Taylormade and Callaway on Sunday, June 4, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to try out the latest in golf equipment.

This event is FREE with FREE club fittings.  An appointment is necessary only for a personalized club fitting. Limited spots are available, so call today to reserve your club fitting appointment.  Otherwise, stop in anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to try out the latest in golf equipment from these vendors.

Special Sale pricing on all equipment ordered on DEMO Day!!

Call the pro shop to schedule your fitting or if you have questions… (217) 824-5521

2 Year 3 Course Membership!

LIMITED TIME OFFER!

The reason for turf aerification…

TURF AERIFICATION:

One question often asked by our golfers is: “Why do we aerate when course conditions and weather are perfect?” This question is very perceptive. Weather plays a large role in turf recovery.  Performing aeration when the weather favors turf growth leads to quicker recovery. Also, aeration is stressful on plants. Performing aeration on healthy, “perfect” turf is critical. If aeration is conducted on already stressed turf, the result can be very negative.

The range of ideal weather varies depending on the type of turf species. If the turf is predominately bent grass like the greens at our facility, late August to late September is a good time to aerate. The warm days and cool nights of early fall favor bent grass growth and recovery. Most times, our golf schedule dictates aeration timing more than the weather.

Another question we often receive is: “Why is so much sand applied?”  Following CORE aeration on greens, filling each of the aeration holes with sand will promote quicker recovery and improve ball roll. There is no doubt, the surface of greens and turf is disrupted during aeration and greens play differently. However, effects on playability as a result of aeration can be reduced if aeration channels are completely filled with sand.  Applying enough topdressing sand to fill aeration holes will result in a smoother post-aeration surface.  In addition, the grass recovers quicker than a surface with open aeration holes.

Sometimes, we do use solid tines versus core tines when aerifying.  When solid tines are used, we do not fill the holes with sand. It is not necessary as the holes created in the turf are smaller in diameter and close quickly.  Solid tine aerification looses up the compacted soil and allows the turf to “breath”.

Aeration of collars, fairways and rough can be done in the late fall and does not require topdressing with sand.  This also opens up highly compacted soil conditions and allows for water, nutrients and air to reach the turf.

Greens aerification at our facility is performed every spring and fall to improve turf health and playing conditions. Core and deep-tine aeration are critical for the health of well maintained greens. Keep in mind aerating greens is a necessity to ensure exceptional conditions during the golf season.  Tolerating aerification holes in the greens for a few days is a small price to pay for great greens and turf all season long.

Follow this USGA link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=863Ix8czcoY to watch the process of aerificaton.

Source Elliott Dowling edowling@usga.org

How to Properly Repair a Ball Mark

Let’s take a look at how to properly repair a ball mark to help maintain the health of the greens you putt on.

Repairing that little depression is very important. Equally important is doing it the right way.  Many golfers repair their ball marks correctly which is appreciated by the golf course superintendent and their fellow golfers.  Unfortunately, many well-meaning golfers who do repair the pitch marks, to do so incorrectly.

A ball mark can cause the grass in the depression to die, leaving not just a scar but also a pit in the putting surface that can knock well-struck putts offline. Repairing a ball mark restores a smooth surface and helps keep the grass healthy. But “repairing” a ball mark incorrectly can actually cause more damage than good. The biggest mistake it lifting up on the soil and grass which tears the roots and kills more of the grass around the mark. Incorrectly “repaired” ball marks take up to twice as long to heal as those that are properly repaired.

Repairing ball marks isn’t just important for the health of the greens, and for smooth-rolling putts; it isn’t just a matter of golf etiquette, it is our obligation to help take care of the golf courses we play. And repairing ball marks is a big part of that obligation to the game.

Here is a great short VIDEO from the USGA on properly repairing ball marks.

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Calling All Golfers!

Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach is partnering with United Parcel Service (UPS) for a 2016 Charity Golf Outing. All proceeds will be donated to Mission Outreach!

Event Details
What: 18-Hole 4-Person Scramble
Where: Lake Shore Golf Course, Taylorville, IL                 https://golflakeshore.com/
When: Saturday, September 10, 2016
Check-In/Start: Check-In at 12 pm – Shotgun Start at 1 pm
Cost: $300 per team/$75 per golfer

Registration Fee Includes: Course fees – Golf Cart – Dinner – 2 domestic beers or sodas

Prizes: Longest Drive – Longest Putt – Closest to the Pin – Hole-In-One – 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

How to Register

Click here to access the registration and sponsorship form.

For More Information

Contact Suzanne McLean, Development & Relationship Manager at Hospital Sisters Mission Outreach, by email at smclean@mission-outreach.org or by phone at 217-525-8843 x 181.

Click here to access the event flyer.

The HSMO/UPS Partnership

As global organizations, HSMO and UPS have the ability to change the world. The UPS Neighbor to Neighbor program allows UPS employees to assess needs at a local level and assist one organization at a time through volunteer activities. This year, UPS Feeder Dispatch Supervisor Corey Wemple in Decatur, IL has chosen Mission Outreach as the benefitting charity!

Club Regripping at Lakeshore!

Are your grips slippery or showing signs of wear?  See Jason at Lakeshore to have your clubs regripped.  Plenty of grip options to choose from.

It’s another great day at Lakeshore!

It’s another great day at Lakeshore!

We Carry Most Major Golf Brands!

Did you know we carry most major golf brands?

Keep your business local.  Give us a shot to beat any price on golf equipment!