Golf Course Superintendent

Superintendents Corner

Scott Hellerman
Golf Course Superintendent
Pitman Golf Course

shellerm@co.gloucester.nj.us 

USGA Animated Video Clips

We would also like to encourage everyone to take a moment to visit this special link to the USGA's website where you can learn about golf course maintenance through short animated video clips.  This link is a great way to learn about what goes on behind the scenes to prepare and maintain a golf course.  Many of these great little details are often overlooked, taken for granted and questioned just beause golfers don't understand all that goes into the day to day operation of golf course maintenance. 

Please visit the link below and page down to learn about topics such as :

  • Why Frost Delays Are Needed
  • Turf Aeration
  • How To Repair Divots & Ball Marks
  • Bunker Etiquette

Educational Video Clips

Golf Etiquette Program

The Pitman Golf Course is committed to providing golfers of all abilities the best possible playing conditions for your round and it requires your attention;

We ask that those who play Pitman Golf Course;

  • Repair ball marks
  • Replace divots
  • Rake bunkers smooth
  • Follow cart rules and regulations
  • Maintain proper Pace of Play

A fundamental principle in playing the game of golf is that all players show respect and consideration for one another AND for the course.  Accordingly, as a golfer you are expected to uphold these basic etiquette rules of play and our golf staff has been instructed to enforce these rules throughout the day.  Failure to follow these rules can result in being asked to leave the golf course with NO refund.  We hope that everyone embraces this NEW program and we thank you in advance for your cooperation!

If you feel that you can not abide by these rules or have no desire to acknowledge proper golf course etiquette, we will gladly refund your green/cart fees prior to tee off.

Ball Mark Campaign

The Pitman Golf Course would like to remind everyone about basic golf course etiquette...

Please repair your ball marks.  Everyone wants to putt on the best conditioned greens possible, but not everyone is doing their share when it comes to fixing ball marks.  Remember, each golfer is respoonsible for repairing the damage that they do by way of ball marks and/or divots out on the course.  If you wait for you golf staff to repair these things, it will take much longer to heal and the playing conditions will suffer as a result.  This is especially true with ball marks.  It only takes a few seconds to repair your mark and that will ensure the best possible playing conditions for your next round...we all might even make a few more putts along the way!