The UK and golf go hand in hand. In England alone, there are at least 2,200 courses and the average size of these courses is estimated at 150 acres. That’s a lot of land and a lot of land means a lot of maintenance. This can make looking after your golf course pretty complicated, after all, there’s so much to remember! Aside from your precious grass, you’ll also need to keep on top of your flags, signs and driving ranges, but what are the top five tools to help you out?
What’s the most important part of golf? You’d probably say putting, along with most of the golfing community. Golf holes are 4.25 inches in diameter and then inserted with a small cup to line the soil walls. Making these accurate holes can be fiddly and very time-consuming. That’s why you’ll want a plugger! This funky bit of kit will ensure you get the right diameter and depth every time without all the stress. Simply press down on the grass with the plugger and there you go, you’ve got a golf hole!
When hit, a golf ball can travel pretty quick. In fact, your average professional golfer will have their ball travelling at 168 mph after a drive. It’s not even worth thinking about how dangerous this could be to the public. Your best bet is securing the course with some netting. This way stray golf balls won’t find their way cruising towards some unaware walkers…
Aside from your finishing, the next most crucial part of golfing is probably your drive. Golfers then need to know exactly where they’re going to start and what area they can swing a drive from. To make sure your golfers get this right you’ll probably want some tee markers.
As a golfer it’s pretty crucial you know where the hole is. The distance between the tee and the hoke can be as much as 550 yards. A bright, well-made flag is vital then to make sure your golfers are swinging the right way. The last thing you want is a chaotic course.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, golfing can be a dangerous game. You’ve got flying objects, swinging clubs, and uneven ground, all before we even mention golf buggy rage! The best way to keep your course in check and your golfers in the right place is a few simple signs to guide the way. Whether it be warning signs or directions, one thing is for sure your course will run like clockwork!
A well-maintained golf course is certainly a thing to behold. So, keeping it that way is probably one of your top priorities. These five essentials are bound to give you that helping hand. Do you think you’re missing one of these go-to items? Get in touch today!