260 South Compo Road, Westport, CT

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Greeting from your Golf Maintenance Staff






        The golf maintenance staff at Longshore would like to thank all of you for visiting our webpage. We are pleased with all the new faces we have seen this year at the golf course. We are also grateful for everyone returning this year to enjoy Longshore for another season. My staff and I are committed to giving all of you the best golf experience possible. We care about Longshore and the people who visit it. We want all of you to enjoy the golf course as much as we enjoy maintaining it.

         We would like to remind all of you the importance of raking your bunkers, filling divots, and fixing ball marks. Raking bunkers and filling divots are an important practice that enhances the golf experience for everyone. Rule 13-1 and 13-2 of the Rules of Golf prohibit players from improving their lie regardless of irregularity of the playing surface. To ensure every player has a fair shot at par, it is important that we fill our divots by replacing the grass we removed when striking the ground. The same courtesy applies to raking the bunkers following your shot.

        Repairing ball marks on the greens is equally as important as raking bunkers and filling divots. Ball marks will never fully heal if not repaired. Only aeration can repair a ball mark that hasn't been fixed by the player or the maintenance staff. The USGA provides detailed instructions on how to fix a ball mark. The instructions can be found below:


 Golfers who treat the course with care are rewarded with better golf conditions. Your golf maintenance staff thanks you in advance for your contribution.

         As the golf course dries, my staff and I will have to water during the afternoons. If you see any of my staff watering the greens, make sure they are aware of you before hitting your ball. Watering of the greens in the afternoon is usually very quick. Please be patient. It is important that we maintain adequate soil moisture and surface temperature on the greens to prevent injury. During the summer, excess water in the soil may cause disease. We like to keep the greens dry during the night and add water in the afternoon via hand watering. Watering during the summer is a necessary practice that keeps the greens healthy throughout the hottest months. 
      I look forward to seeing all of you this week on the golf course. Feel free to speak to me anytime about concerns or questions regarding course conditions. It continues to be a pleasure serving as your Superintendent. 
Hit em straight!
Todd Salamone
Golf Course Superintendent

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