You can play an important part in this maintenance. Do not replace your divots when you hit from the fairway but instead fill the divot with sand. All players, including those who carry their bag, must take a sand bucket with them. Sand buckets are available at the first tee, and there are barrels full of sand at every tee so these buckets can be refilled when required. Fill the divot with sand to overflowing as shown to the right. Note how the divot hole is filled with sand to grass height.
The couch loves sand and it will grow back reasonably quickly. On all other parts of the course, any divots that are taken should be replaced, and that includes the rough.
All pitch marks in the greens should be repaired. A properly repaired pitch mark will allow the green to recover within 24 hours. You will receive a pitch repair tool as part of your membership kit. Please use it.
Please rake all bunkers into an even flat surface after you have played out of them. Nobody likes bad lies in the bunkers and after the green staff have raked them each week they are perfect so it’s up to the members to keep them that way. Please leave the head of the rake in the bunker facing the green.
We are very proud of our Club and the course, and every member plays his or her part in maintaining those standards. Please play your part…. and we look forward to you enjoying many happy years as a part of Royal Auckland and Grange Golf Club.