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Old 02-28-2019, 08:11 PM
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Default Dirt tee pad help

Had a big event here and some of the dirt tee pads got chewed up quite a bit, so just wondering how you all go about hardening them?

I cant get a machine to most of the tees, so looking at a tamper with water. Havent had rain for a while, so cant rely on mother nature to wash them in either.



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Old 02-28-2019, 11:30 PM
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We add a layer of 3/4 to dust road base (made of crushed limestone and stone dust) on top of our natural tee pads. Over time it mixes with the dirt and packs down into a hard surface that drains well and reduces the amount of mud and standing water on the pad.
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Old 03-01-2019, 06:33 AM
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Hawk Hollow had completely natural tees for a long time and is a pasture so they get trampled by cattle. If they are on holes where the added width doesn't matter (doesn't allow for a different line, etc) I like to make them about 20 feet wide so players can find the spot which offends them the least. Almost anything you do to them when they are dry without adding material is going to wind up eroding back away. For holes with tight lines where the precise tee location is important (or holes where you simply don't have space for something larger) the best cheap solution is dumpster carpet.
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Old 03-01-2019, 07:30 AM
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Really depends on the type of material that's there. A clay-ish driveway gravel to surface over is probably best I would think. If you're going to use a tamper like that it's always helpful to wet the material prior to tamping. Not a soaking where you make mud but just enough to make it...wait for it...moist... I don't have a lot of experience with dealing with dirt tees but I would think making sure they drain well would help immensely. This can be done by ditching water away from the tee or elevating the tee slightly from the surrounding ground and making sure the tee has no low spots to pond water.
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I have seen place that people put those industrial rubber kitchen mats at the front of the tee box where people plant their foot. This causes more grip in the front and the boxes from being chewed up as bad. Just a thought. You can get 4 3ft x 3ft squares for like 60 bucks.
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