I was taking a lunch time walk at work and noticed some council workers filling in a sizable patch (about 1m square) with soil. I've noticed this done on golf courses and also on sports grounds and I am curious to find out. Why are divots, and small ditches filled in with sand or with a very sandy soil with very minimal organic matter?
My brother used to work on a golf course and the typical thing for someone to do to fill in a sizable divot is to fill the spot with sand.
Why is this the case?
You can see an example of this here: http://golf.about.com/od/beginners/ss/repair_divots_4.htm