Course Care

All Members and guests are requested to be aware of the following course care guidelines whilst at Eastern Sward Golf Club:-

Bunkers

  • Always enter the bunker at the lowest point.
  • After playing your shot out of the bunker, carefully rake all footprints, divots and holes left in the bunker.course care 1
  • Ensure that you rake forward and backward evenly to ensure a smooth surface fill up and smooth over all holes and footprints.

  • Ensure that all footprints all the way to exit point are smoothed behind you and if required, rake other affected areas.
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  • Do not rake the face of the bunker. Smooth out with the back of rake.
  • Place the rake back inside the bunker, with the handle pointing toward the tee of the hole being played.

Repairing Ball Marks

  • Always look for and repair your pitch mark when you first walk on to the green. Even if it was a small pitch shot, you may have left a mark.
  • Repair pitch mark with a pitch repairer, starting at the back of the mark and pushing forward.
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  • Use repairer around all sides and slowly ease turf toward the centre of the mark. Do not lift the soil upwards.
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  • Lightly tap down with putter over the pitch mark, and ensure an even surface results.
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Greens

  • Players should ensure they cause no damage to the green with their bag/buggy
  • Players should not park their pull buggy/bag on the green and should never take their pull buggy within 5 metres of the hole.
  • Players should ensure that they do no hit the cup of the hole when removing or replacing the flagstick, and place the stick back in the centre of the cup.
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  • Players should always lower the flagstick on the putting surface in their hand, or by club and should never drop the flagstick.
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Repairing Divots

  • Members and Guests must carry and use a sand bucket, and always repair divots on the fairway and the rough.
  • After playing a shot, ensure the divot is filled with sand and smoothed.
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