Garment District, New York
131 W 35th St
New York, NY 10001
(212) 564-2255

A Helpful Guide to Golf Divot Etiquette December 20, 2018

Garment District, Manhattan
A Helpful Guide to Golf Divot Etiquette, Manhattan, New York

Whether you’re a novice or seasoned golf player, you must understand and follow golf divot etiquette to provide every player with the opportunity to practice on a clean course. With the effort to train as well as the expense of golf clubs and driving range fees, every player deserves a chance at a smooth green. Here are some rules of golf divot etiquette to follow.

Golf Divot Etiquette for Every Player

Place a Ball Mark on Damaged Greens

Damage on the greens is called a ball mark. In this instance, insert your ball mark tool at a 45-degree angle. Enter it into the side of the divot and push vertically. Raise the divot past the surface and then flatten it down with your putter, or another golf club in your set. This creates a more even fairway while in the middle of your game.

Use Sand or Dirt

Fairway divots are a common occurrence, and it’s essential to know how to fill them so they don’t negatively impact the following players’ round. Use the sand or dirt provided by the course in your golf cart to fill in areas that the loose grass can’t; this will ensure the surface is even.

Set Grass Back Into Place With Your Golf Shoes

Throughout the course of your golf game, you will inevitably damage a green with one or more of your shots. If you create a divot, the best thing to do is to replace the removed turf and tamp it down with your golf shoes. This will prevent an uneven fairway for golfers behind you. This will also compress the dirt and grass enough so it doesn’t easily become loose again when struck by a golf club.


Every golfer deserves a clean fairway when they’re playing. Divot repair and disrespect for the course cause costs to skyrocket due to repair expenses. If you have more questions about golf divot etiquette, speak to the professional team at the New York Golf Center. This award-winning establishment provides the golfing community of Midtown East, New York, with golf clubs, apparel, and other quality gear. Call them today at (212) 564-0078 or visit their website for more information.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from New York Golf Center
3 Golf Tips to Play From the Rough, Manhattan, New York
The stretch of ground between the fairway and the boundary markers is known as the rough. Because the grasses of the rough are often longer and coarser than other areas of the more
4 Golf Tips to Keep Your Winter Game in Full Swing, Manhattan, New York
From stiff joints to soggy greens, winter golfing typically presents a number of challenges. However, with a handful of simple tips and tricks, you’ll continue to play and perfect more
Things to Remember at the Golf Center During Winter, Manhattan, New York
While most golfers pack up their game during the cold months of the year — and many golf centers close down during those months — some intrepid athletes refuse more
Golf Apparel to Wear During Your First Match, Manhattan, New York
If you’re confident that you’ve mastered the basics and excited about playing your first golf match, you might be primarily focused on your swing. But, there’s another important more