Course Care

Agronomist Richard Hurley’s Report following his visit to LKCC in February 2018.

Click here to view John Neylan’s Greens Inspection Report – September 2013

For your interest, articles attached on Bentgrass by John Neylan “Bent to Breaking Point” and Putting Greens article by Derf Soller “it’s time to set a speed limit”

The following points are provided to assist the upkeep of the course and ensure that you and your fellow member have an enjoyable round of golf:

  • Repair divots by knocking in the edges.
  • Repair all plug marks on greens with a pitch repairer.
  • Enter and leave bunkers from the lowest access point.
  • Do not lean on your putter when on the green.

Repairing Pitch Marks

Please click here to access a USGA video also demonstrating how to repair pitch marks.


Bunkers


Repairing Divots


Damage to Greens

Flagsticks, Bags etc.
Players should ensure that, when putting down bags, or the flagstick, no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they nor their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it in handling the flagstick or in removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly replaced in the hole before the players leave the putting green.

Handling the flag (right)

1. Don’t drop the flagstick on the putting surface as it will
cause damage.

2. Always lower the flagstick by club

3. …or by hand.

4. Avoid damage to surrounds by placing the stick in the
centre of the cup.

 

Removing Ball
Players are requested NOT to use their putter to remove their golf ball from the hole.


Motorised Golf Carts

Motorised Golf Carts may only be used after providing the Committee with a medical certificate from a specialist. Carts must:

  • Not be taken within 5 metres of greens, tees and bunkers unless on established pathways.
  • Not be parked in front of greens.
  • Be kept to rough areas as much as possible during wet and frosty conditions.
  • Be kept clear of all wet areas.
  • Have handbrake/parkbrake applied on all occasions when not in motion.
  • Avoid sensitive and newly planted native plants and grass roughs at all times.
  • Not carry more than two persons at any time.

Inclement Weather

Should there be a need to suspend play due to inclement weather, the siren will sound once. Please remain on the course.

When play is ready to resume, the siren will sound once again.

If play is abandoned, the siren will sound twice.

In the case of lightning, players may cease play without waiting for a siren. Players should take action to take necessary cover and may leave the course to do so.