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FAQ: Do caddies ever repair ball marks on the green?

Ball mark repair is essential at all levels of the game. Credit: Michael Madrid-USA TODAY Sports

Through our readers and social media followers here at The Caddie Network, we often receive questions related to the caddie profession. We’ve collected the most frequently asked questions from our readers and followers and tasked actual PGA Tour caddies to serve up the answers based on their experiences. Here are the answers — from PGA Tour caddies — to the questions we most often receive from you.

If you’ve ever played a round of golf, you’re very much aware of the importance of replacing divots in the fairways and repairing ball marks on the greens. Not only does it help the golf course staff to keep things in tip-top shape, but it’s also a courtesy to those players in the groups behind you. It’s especially important in professional golf with so much riding on every shot and every putt. For this FAQ, a reader wanted to know whether or not caddies ever repair ball marks on the green. Here’s what a seasoned PGA Tour caddie told us.

Do caddies ever repair ball marks on the green?

Caddies will certainly help out with random ball marks during the practice rounds, but as a general rule: stay away from them during competition and let the players handle them.

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