MESSAGE FROM TODD SALAMONE, LONGSHORE SUPERINTENDENT
Greeting from your Golf Maintenance Staff
The golf maintenance staff at Longshore would like to thank all of you for visiting our webpage. We are pleased with all the new faces we have seen this year at the golf course. We are also grateful for everyone returning this year to enjoy Longshore for another season. My staff and I are committed to giving all of you the best golf experience possible. We care about Longshore and the people who visit it. We want all of you to enjoy the golf course as much as we enjoy maintaining it.
Construction has commenced on our bunker renovation project. The project consists of a complete redesign of the bunkers, new drainage, new sod, and new sand. Construction will occur Monday - Friday during the fall season. Players may see construction equipment on the golf course during the week, we ask that you be respectful of the workers and stay away from the bunkers while the equipment is in use. We also ask that you please do not enter the bunkers under construction. Dirt will stick to golf shoes and track onto the greens. If you ball lands in a bunker under construction, do not enter the bunker.
We would like to remind all of you the importance of raking your bunkers, filling divots, and fixing ball marks. Raking bunkers and filling divots are an important practice that enhances the golf experience for everyone. Rule 13-1 and 13-2 of the Rules of Golf prohibit players from improving their lie regardless of irregularities in the playing surface. To ensure every player has a fair shot at par, it is important that we fill our divots by replacing the grass we removed when striking the ground. The same courtesy applies to raking the bunkers following your shot.
Repairing ball marks on the greens is equally as important as raking bunkers and filling divots. Ball marks will never fully heal if not repaired. Only aeration can repair a ball mark that hasn't been fixed by the player or the maintenance staff. The USGA provides detailed instructions on how to fix a ball mark. The instructions can be found below:
Golfers who treat the course with care are rewarded with better golf conditions. Your golf maintenance staff thanks you in advance for your contribution.