I would like to take this opportunity to quickly talk about a common discussion we have here at Tsawwassen Springs in the Pro Shop with guests that call us their “home course,” and it relates to divots and ball marks.
The average golfer leaves about 12 ball marks during a typical round of golf. With a daily average of 160 rounds here, our greens will suffer 1,920 ball marks each day and 58,400 ball marks per month–more than 700,000 ball marks each year! Further, consider that the average number of divots a typical golfer creates during a round of golf is 45. This equates to 7,200 divots a day or 2,628,000 divots each year!
We have become known as one of the best conditioned courses in the Lower Mainland, in order for us to remain amongst the best we need the help of you, the golfer. If you do not have sand and seed mix to fill your divot (located on the power carts and adjacent to the first tee), please replace it, also we have added 3 locations where you can fill your sand and seed bottles if you are running low. When I find myself on a green I typically go by the rule, make a pitch mark, fix 2. Take a peek at the illustration below to see the proper way to fix a pitch mark and a common mistake.
On behalf of the entire team here at Tsawwassen Springs, we thank you for continuing to come out and enjoy our facility, and for the help keeping the course in fantastic condition.