How to Repair a Golf Ball Divot on the Putting Green
Each time a golf ball hits the putting surface, it leaves a mark. Proper golf etiquette dictates that you repair any damage to the putting surface, especially damage due to a ball.
Step 1 : Look for a golf ball mark on the green near your ball. This would be where the ball landed.
Step 2 :
Use a ball mark repair tool to fix the divot left from the ball.
Step 3 : Insert the ball repair tool into the outer edge of the ball divot, with the prongs angled at 45 degrees. Gently work the turf up and back into place by gently pushing up and forward.
Step 4 :
Repeat step 3 around the entire ball mark as necessary.
Step 5 :
Pat down the ball mark with a putter, until the mark is as smooth as the rest of the putting surface.
Step 6 : Continue on with your game.
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