It's Time We Put the Green Back in Green SpeedBy DAVID A. OATIS
Director, Northeastern Region, USGA Green Section
Reprinted from the USGA Green Section Record
1990 November/December Vol 28(6): 1-6
Few golf course management topics attract greater attention or controversy than speed of greens. It is a constant source of debate, and Green Section agronomists are regularly bombarded with comments and questions about this volatile subject. Though some may feel the topic has been beaten to death, a good argument could be made that green speed is beating the game of golf to death. Too much emphasis is being placed on the importance of having ultra-fast greens, and many golfers fail to realize just how much green speed is related to subjectivity, perception, relativity, and reality.
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