Every Golfer wants to be proud of their own course, make sure you are a help to your green staff and not a hindrance
Repairing a pitch mark on a green takes seconds, but can save weeks of healing to the turf. It’s an important thing to do for the course, and for the golfers who follow you.
A pitch mark can cause the grass in the depression to die, leaving not only a scar but also a pit in the putting surface that can knock well-struck putts offline. Repairing a pitch mark restores a smooth surface and helps keep the grass healthy. But “repairing” a pitch mark incorrectly can actually cause more damage than not attempting to repair it at all. This is where the GREENSTICK come in to play. The greenstick helps golfers make sure that they are repairing a pitch mark correctly; with specially designed tool the greenstick promotes a clean repair minimizing the chances of affecting the green.
Many golfers struggle to repair their pitch marks because of a back problems but with the greenstick it helps those golfers by being extendible so the golfer does not have to bend down to repair their pitch mark.
Practical, functional and innovative, The Greenstick has undergone rigorous testing and has been manufactured to the very highest standards. Its the must have golf accessory for the considerate golfer who wants to look after the golf course.
This two pronged professional pitchfork has been specially designed to effortlessly repair any impact damage to the putting green caused by the golf ball’s landing. Ball marks or pitch marks are the bane of smooth putting surfaces and healthy greens on golf courses all over the world. Avoiding making ball marks is impossible but the considerate golfer must always look to repair these depressions often made when the ball descends from the sky onto the green.
Repairing ball marks isn’t just good golfing etiquette, it’s our obligation as golfers to look after the golf course, so if you have the time repair not just your ball marks but anymore that you spot, even if they are not yours!
A ball mark repair tool or pitchfork is an essential piece of kit for every golfer, traditionally these are hand held tools. The challenge for the senior golfer is of course bending down. The adjustable telescopic shaft on the Greenstick ensures that the considerate golfer can make swift and accomplished repairs to any ball marks on the green and pick up their golf ball, without the need to bend down or stoop over.
How to repair Ball Marks or Pitch Marks
There is a right and a wrong way to repair ball/pitch marks on the green. Its important that you insert the prongs at the edge of the depression made by the ball not the centre! Insert the prongs at the edge of the depression working your way around using a gentle twisting motion. Many golfers make the mistake of inserting the prongs at an angle and ‘lifting up’ the centre of the depression, unfortunately the only thing you will achieve using this action is to rip up the grass roots, killing the grass. Use the prongs to push grass at the edge of the depression toward the centre. When you have worked your way around the rim of the depression, pushing the grass towards the centre, gently tamp down the repaired ball mark with your putter or foot to smooth the putting surface.
With adjustable handle on the Greenstick you can extend the tool making it perfect for your height, avoiding any unnecessary bending over.
After many months of planning we have launched our new website! www.seniorgolfuk.co.uk
The home of the ‘Greenstick’ – the new, must have, golf accessory for the senior golfer. The Greenstick was born out of the desire to help the senior golfer and the golfer with spinal problems and lack of mobility enjoy the sport and participate fully in the preservation of their green.
As well as featuring the Greenstick the website will be bringing you golf news, golf hints and tips to improve your game and an online shop which will allow you to order the Greenstick online and other golfing accessories necessary for the senior golfer’s game.
Improvements and additions will continue to be added over the coming months but we are excited to be online and look forward to developing our online presence!
Richard Brown Class AA PGA Golf Professional and Qualified Coach designed the Greenstick:
Richard is the head professional at Alsager Golf and Country Club in South Cheshire where he provides an excellent teaching service using progressive techniques, to pupils of all ages and levels, from County Players to Beginners. With 30 years golfing experience, his understanding of the wider issues relating to the coaching process including the biomechanics of the golf swing, psychology, fitness and nutrition, combined with his patient approach, make him a popular asset to the club. READ MORE
The Latest Product to hit the amazing world of golf is The Greenstick.