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Friday, July 14, 2017

Critical Situation

Gradually over the past few years we have reached a point where course care has become an immediate issue.   Agronomically, the surfaces of the greens and fairways are virtually perfect except for the number of unrepaired and incorrectly repaired ball marks and divots.  With the increased activity of play that we have at NCC, it is imperative for EVERY member and their guests to participate in normal golf course care by repairing every ball mark and divot that they make.  Also, encourage your caddy to do these two important tasks for every shot.

If we want NCC to be recognized as one of the outstanding manicured and quality conditioned courses in Chicagoland, we need to take an active role in course care.  I have attached two videos at the end of the photos that will show proper ways to properly repair ball marks and divots.
Thanks for your help.

The 104 red flags on #7 red green and an equal number on Blue #1 green following the 4th of July weekend represent unrepaired and incorrectly repaired ball marks.  This significantly reduces both the aesthetics and playability of the putting surface.

The photo below is a neglected unrepaird ball mark.  It will take 2-3 weeks for this spot to heal.   Imagine hundreds of these marks on a green.
Unrepaird fairway divots.  No description needed.

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