Monday, May 24, 2010

Course Etiquette #2 - Refraining from "Practicing" on Course

It's an extremely busy time on the course and I'm anxious to blog about a number of items such as:
  • The Annual Skokie Bird Walk (recap from May 17th.)
  • A Fairway/Bunker drainage project on #13.
  • Tee Extension Project completion at tees #10 & #17.
  • Re-establishing our Nursery Green & Fairway between holes #7 & #8. (Fourth time now - we've done a lot of expansion over the last several years!)
  • Ongoing winter injury repair (sodding many areas now)
  • New Staff : Assistants Jacob & Ryan
  • & several course etiquette topics.
I'll eventually get to all of these items (I hope to anyway!) but after seeing what I saw this morning, while traveling the course, I felt compelled (nice way of saying I was angry or perhaps very disappointed) to write this 2nd Course Etiquette.  It's really quite simple. The course should not be used as a substitute for the driving range, or stated another way, several balls should not be dropped and hit from the same location on the course creating several divots in one area. The photo below is what I saw first thing this morning.
  Please Do Not "Practice" on the Course!

Imagine if every member dropped 5 balls, took 5 divots, and didn't bother replacing them! The disappointing fact is that this seems to be happening more often. It's not the same person as I've seen at least three different members.
If you should happen to see this "practicing" taking place, please ask the player to stop or let me know. It's only proper course etiquette!

1 comment:

  1. Don:
    I completely agree with your comments on course etiquette! Bravo.


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