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It is my intention to give the readers a better understanding of what we do to maintain The Farms Country Club's 18 hole championship golf course and grounds.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ballmarks on Greens Always a Hot Topic!

We are very lucky to have such a pro-active membership at The Farms Country Club . Our yearly "Divot Day" is a testament to our members' devotion to keeping their course in top condition. There has been recent talk about adding a "Ballmark Fixing Day". I've mentioned to the Green & Grounds committee that I thought it would be a good idea to select one green and put a golf tee in every ballmark so the players would get a better idea of the problem.

My good friend John Garcia, Superintendent at The Patterson Club, went ahead and did it. He used 468 irrigation flags to mark every ballmark on his 14th green. Then he took pictures, made a video and blogged about it. He did a terrific job! Thanks to John, I don't have to buy all those irrigation flags to get the point across. Here is the link to John's blog entry...

What's Ailing Our Greens?