Divot Recovery

One of the biggest headaches for a superintendent is managing divot recovery on practice tees, par 3 tees and fairways.  Slow recovery of divots on practice tees can become an eyesore as well as a nuisance for players.

Maxand’s beneficial properties of nutrient retention and moisture management help to improve divot recovery time.


Divot Recovery

This soil profile on the left was taken from a practice tee that is seven years old.  The root zone has become very sandy with little natural organic material to hold moisture.

Soil profile - divot recovery

This soil profile on the right was taken from just outside of the same practice tee. The profile is more representative of a soil profile from a fairway. The organic material provides a moisture management system and soil activity.


  • Maxand’s cation and anion exchange sites enhance the retention and management of essential plant nutrients, making them more efficient and readily available to the plant.
  • Maxand’s solid-state wetting agent properties help distribute soil water and nutrients uniformly throughout the root-zone.
  • Results: Faster Divot Recovery: Recovery period is reduced by several days

Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter Florida

On May 23, 2014, Roger Dean Stadium personnel removed 3”W X 3”W X 2”D plugs.

  • The plug on left was filled with quartz sand.
  • The plug on right was filled with a blend of 80/20 Sand/Maxand.
  • The following photo was taken 26 days after the plugs were established.
  • The 20% Maxand plot has recovered much faster than the quartz sand alone.

Maxand’s moisture management and nutrient holding properties accelerate the recovery of the plug.  Just as new greens grow-in much faster with sand amended with Maxand when compared with straight sand or sand amended with peat, a divot will recover much faster with a Maxand blend.

Divot recovery trial

Divot Recovery

Without Maxand With Maxand