How to Use a Golf Divot Tool like a Pro


 As golfers, we all know the importance of maintaining the course. That’s why it’s important to have a golf divot tool handy at all times. Using one correctly can help make sure that your course remains in top condition and free from imperfections. So, let’s dive into how to use a golf divot tool like a pro!

What Is A Golf Divot Tool?
A golf divot tool is simply a small, handheld device used for repairing divots on the golf course. The divot repair tool is usually made of plastic or metal and has one or two pointy prongs on the end.  Most tools also come with a ball marker so that you can mark your ball's position when needed.

Steps To Repairing A Divot With A Golf Divot Tool

Using the divot tool is simple. Find your ball mark and notice where the green is slightly raised. You’ll insert the prongs into the raised edge at a 45 degree angle. It is super important that you not insert the divot tool into the area that the ball has pushed down. This might cause further damage to the the green.

Next is to move the divot tool along the edge of the ball mark pushing towards the pushed down area. Simply hold the divot tool into the ground and work around the sides of the mark. This will fill in the indentation left by the golf ball. Don't make the mistake of trying to pull the indentation out of the ground to even it out. That will only make it worse!

Make sure not to pull up on the tool because then you risk tearing up and damaging the grass roots.

After you’ve repaired the divot you'll want to lightly tap down the green with your putter head where the mark. Done! Repaired and you've done your part to help keep your local course in tip top shape!


 Golfing is about more than just hitting balls; taking care of our courses is just as important as having fun out there! Using a golf divot tool correctly can help ensure that our courses remain in top condition for years to come, so make sure you follow these steps next time you find yourself needing one on the green! Happy golfing everyone - and may your drives stay straight and true!