STRESS ON WINTER GREENS
The above picture shows the stress levels from foot traffic left from a 4 ball, 90% is concentrated around the hole, with temperatures staying in single figures the recovery rate is very slow.
Winter rules let you have a "Gimme" if the ball distance is between the cup and the bottom of the putter grip.
This should help stress levels around the hole and speed up golf.
The above ruling does not apply to any qualifying games / competition
PITCH MARKS, DIVOTS & BUNKERS
A pitch mark left unrepaired for 10 minutes or longer takes 15 days to recover whereas a pitchmark repaired within 5 minutes recovers completely within 24 hours.
Please be courteous to your fellow golfers by repairing pitch marks and replacing and stepping down firmly each divot. Please also remember to rake the bunkers. You should always leave the condition of the course as you would expect to find it.
There has been a marked improvement so thank you but let's not be complacent, this is an ongoing project.