A golf fork, or golf divot tool, is a useful piece of golf equipment that is used to maintain the grass on the golf course. As golfers play, they often crape the grass with their clubs and it often causes damage to the turf. On the putting green, the shortly cut grass can be damaged as golf balls land on it. These marks in the turf are called divots, and a golf fork is a useful tool in repairing them. A golf fork has two prongs that fold out of its casing. The prongs are inserted into the grass, close to the outside edges of the divot. The edge is gently pushed towards the center, and the action is continued each side until the gap is closed. This is the recommended technique so that no damage is caused to the root structure of the grass, and helps to keep it healthy and keeping further repairs to a minimum.