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#61 Guia

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:12 PM

Our greens are so fast they can't hold the color green, the grass is see through.


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 12:14 PM

Our greens are so fast its like putting shag carpet (our greens are not fast :stop: ). Our greens are so fast a slight downhill 20 footer requires a full shoulder turn.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:39 PM

View Postrymail00, on 06 February 2018 - 12:14 PM, said:

Our greens are so fast its like putting shag carpet (our greens are not fast :stop: ). Our greens are so fast a slight downhill 20 footer requires a full shoulder turn.


I'm glad someone else here experiences what I do on my munis here. Slow greens destroy me, but I do quite well on fast greens they suit my game well.

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 08:54 PM

So fast that even snot won't stick.

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 10:23 AM

So fast that they run a 14 on the stimp.


What, too accurate?


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

Nuff said...

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 03:31 PM

Our greens are so fast the IOC came and tried to drug test it...

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:28 AM

A general public, run of the mill, course near me has the greens so fast it unnecessarily adds 15 to 30 minutes to most rounds.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:54 PM

Our greens are so fast that even pre-2010 grooves can't hold on.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:02 PM

........so fast down hillers are like putting down the hood of a 65 Cadillac Eldorado

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:40 AM

I'm fairly sure the guy who decides where to put the pins at my course is a sadist

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 07:29 PM

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:18 PM

Our greens are so fast

That at night slugs loose their footing and collect in the hole.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 08:20 PM

Our greens are so fast

One morning the grounds crew found a deer that had slipped on a green and was unable to get up.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:10 PM

Our greens are so fast....

That even a scratch golfer cannot break 85.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 09:53 PM

I pray when I have to go up and over a hill ... Like s*** I never get those close on fast greens.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:37 PM

The geese wont $hit on them........


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 03:54 PM

View Postmjforn, on 14 February 2018 - 11:37 PM, said:

The geese wont $hit on them........


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:11 PM

Some humorous posts here.  As Superintendent/Director of a public golf course I used to call the stimpmeter a pace of play meter.  The faster the greens were the slower the pace.

That said, I always liked what Stan Zontek, USGA Green section agronomist use to say about greens.  There should be "speed limit" on greens based on slope, contours, type of grasses, etc.

Our greens were designed by George and Tom Fazio and were very sloped, with strong contours and sever elevation changes between sections of the greens.  8.5-9 on the stimp were ideal for public play.  We hosted two top amateur events every year and numerous state and regional qualifiers and found 10-10.5 to be perfect for tournament play....and you should have seen how long it took the daily fee players to finish as we prepared for the events.

The stimpmeter was developed to allow the Superintendent to achieve consistency of pace from green to green....not as a race to see how fast you can get them!

Jim, the retired GC Superintendent

Edited by JFitz357, 27 February 2018 - 07:23 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:21 PM

I like that. Slow the greens down for the weekend and go crazy Mon-Thru.


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Posted 16 February 2018 - 12:16 PM

I have yet to find greens that are faster than I care for.  I've played on some seriously fast greens.  I'm not sure what they were running, but I've played some highly regarded courses.  The killer for me is when they're rock hard.  I can't stand not being able to hold a green with a 60* from the fairway.  Soft and fast > hard and fast > hard and slow imo.

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:42 PM

View PostTigerWoodsIV, on 16 February 2018 - 12:16 PM, said:

I have yet to find greens that are faster than I care for.  I've played on some seriously fast greens.  I'm not sure what they were running, but I've played some highly regarded courses.  The killer for me is when they're rock hard.  I can't stand not being able to hold a green with a 60* from the fairway.  Soft and fast > hard and fast > hard and slow imo.

Sounds kind of like craigslist categories for women (or men, to be polihtically correct) looking for men.

But more seriously, where do you rate soft and slow (meaning golf greens)? That is what most munis are. I have taken some mighty big cuts at 20 ft putts that have come up waaaay short.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:56 AM

Bikini waxed greens

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 11:17 PM

I think fast greens are great, so long as they are appropriate for the design of the green.  Some courses have incredible slopes to them, that if the greenskeeper were to try and get them running fast, the ball would never stay on the green.   I don't think any of us enjoy those kinds of green.   Fast greens are great if you can stop the ball somewhere near the hole, but not if you run past down a tier or back to your feet.  I think those are called "stupid greens".
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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:33 PM

Our greens are so fast that Spieth 3 putted five of them


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:55 AM

View PostLCP, on 16 December 2017 - 09:07 PM, said:

Our greens are so fast that "when I bent over to mark my ball and put some weight on my putter in my hand my putter slid away and I almost fell over."  It's our newest 9 redone earlier in the year.  What's that gonna stimp? About 15? Maybe more? Things were downright scary.  I had a high pitching wedge hit the front of one green and go over. Balls were rolling on their own on slopes after coming to a stop.
That happens at my course, but for us it's because of the wet grass in the rain >.>

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 10:58 AM

View PostChillyDipper, on 19 February 2018 - 11:17 PM, said:

I think fast greens are great, so long as they are appropriate for the design of the green.  Some courses have incredible slopes to them, that if the greenskeeper were to try and get them running fast, the ball would never stay on the green.   I don't think any of us enjoy those kinds of green.   Fast greens are great if you can stop the ball somewhere near the hole, but not if you run past down a tier or back to your feet.  I think those are called "stupid greens".
We have a green like that at my home course. It's not quite a two-tier green, but there is a top shelf, and when the greens are fast in the summer, if you roll it over the edge of that top shelf, it can roll all the way down and off the left side of the green.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:04 AM

View PostJFitz357, on 15 February 2018 - 09:11 PM, said:

Some humorous posts here.  As Superintendent/Director of a public golf course I used to call the stimpmeter a pace of play meter.  The faster the greens were the slower the pace.

That said, I always liked what Stan Zontek, USGA Green section agronomist used to say about greens.  There should be "speed limit" on greens based on slope, contours, type of grasses, etc.

Our greens were designed by George and Tom Fazio and were very sloped, with strong contours and sever elevation changes between sections of the greens.  8.5-9 on the stimp were ideal for public play.  We hosted two top amateur events every year and numerous state and regional qualifiers and found 10-10.5 to be perfect for tournament play....and you should have seen how long it took the daily fee players to finish as we prepared for the events.

The stimpmeter was developed to allow the Superintendent to achieve consistency of pace from green to green....not as a race to see how fast you can get them!

Jim, the retired GC Superintendent

Please notify the super's at Arcola CC and Ridgewood CC in NJ about this. They constantly have competitions week to week to see who can get their greens the fastest without killing them in the summer.

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Posted 27 February 2018 - 11:05 AM

View PostSwisstrader98, on 16 December 2017 - 09:31 PM, said:

I love fast greens
that makes two of us.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:18 PM

Our greens are so fast they Polish them rather then cut them.


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