Monday, November 23, 2009

Greens Speed

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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