leaving a bunker, players should carefully fill and smooth over all
holes and footprints made by him, and then leave the rake with the
handle pointing toward the tee of the hole being
1. Always enter the bunker at the
2. Pull the rake toward you as you exit the
3. If required, rake other affected areas.
Do not pile sand at the edge of the bunker. Push back excess sand with
reverse side of rake.
Always leave the rake in the flat of the
bunker with the handle pointing towards the tee of the hole being
played and parallel to the line of flight of the ball. Rakes should be
placed as far from the edge as possible.
1. Always start at the back of the mark
and push forward with the repairer.
2. Use the repairer around
all sides and slowly ease the turf toward the centre of the mark. Do
not lift the soil upwards.
3. Tap down lightly with
4. Your completed repair should look like
any loose turf from the affected area.
2-3. Knock in all of
the edge of the divot with your club or your shoe.
area (be careful not to use too much sand).
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 when 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.
1. Don't drop the flagstick on the putting
surface as it will cause damage.
2. Always lower the flagstick
by using a club or by hand.
3. Avoid damage to the surrounds
by placing the stick in the centre of the cup.
Players must NOT use their putter to remove
their golf ball from the