"Lazy People Repair Your Pitch Marks" - Poulter Goes On Rant

The Ryder Cup legend was rightly angry at the number of pitch marks at his home club

"Lazy People Repair Your Pitch Marks" - Poulter Goes On Rant
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The Ryder Cup legend was rightly angry at the number of pitch marks at his home club

"Lazy People Repair Your Pitch Marks" - Poulter Goes On Rant

Ian Poulter took to social media to call out golfers who don't repair their pitch marks.

The Englishman was playing at Lake Nona, his home club, where he filmed a ridiculous number of pitch marks on a putting green.

He then showed another green with a huge number of unrepaired pitch marks too.

The Ryder Cup legend demonstrated how to repair a pitch mark using a tee before calling out the "lazy" golfers who left their marks unrepaired.

"Members and your guests please repair your f€£#%ng pitch marks please. This is criminal," Poults wrote on an Instagram story video.

"We've got one of the purest greens anywhere in Florida, come on guys seriously... pitch marks, pitch marks, pitch marks," he said whilst filming a horrifying number of indents on the green.

"Lazy people, repair your pitch marks."

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Well said Poults.

There is nothing more infuriating for a golfer than to see a perfect putt knocked off line, especially through no fault of their own.

But it is alarming how many golfers seemingly neglect to repair a pitch mark, don’t know how to repair a pitch mark in the correct way, or perhaps think they are not allowed to because of the Rules of Golf.

The end product of a badly repaired pitch mark is an ugly brown scar left on the green that not only looks awful, but that also affects the roll of yours and other peoples’ putts.

Related: How to properly repair a pitch mark

Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


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