|This is not the Practice Facility|
As I came upon #18 green this morning during my usual morning tour of the golf course, I was greeted by these lovely divots right in front of the approach to #18 green. I realize that this green is the "shiny new toy" that everyone wants to play with, but please consider the consequences.
This green has only been open for a little over two weeks and is still not completely "mature". While the health is good and the roots are actively growing it still has a ways to go to reach the maturity of the other 17 green on the golf course. Excessive traffic on this green has the potential to cause poor plant health as we head into the stressful summer months. The proverbial adage of "monkey see, monkey do" plays a big role here as well. Because this is a high profile area, if individuals are consistently using this as a practice green to figure out all of the nuances, other members will be inclined to do the same.
Lastly, you have probably noticed that as you finish your round, the edge of the hole on this green is in far worse condition that the other greens. This is caused by all of the practice putting that goes on throughout the course of the day. The more often balls are removed from the cup, the more often the edge is damaged and can actually cause the hole to become smaller.
Please take this into consideration and choose to use the fantastic Practice Facility that we have for you to work on your short game instead of the golf course.