After 30 years of this. here is my suggestion.
Don't use anything, just shovel. And/or broom.
Small brooms are available at Dollar General type stores.
Any chemical of this nature not only harms the pads, but also the surrounding turf.
Then you have mud around the tees in the warmer wetter times.
Sand is not bad, but has its own issues. As in weight and some salt content, and clings.