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Old 07-11-2016, 06:56 AM
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Played Belgrade and Havana last week. Good looking but very slow. Maybe a 5. Can't Bermuda run quicker?

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Old 07-11-2016, 08:19 AM
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Played Belgrade and Havana last week. Good looking but very slow. Maybe a 5. Can't Bermuda run quicker?
The greens certainly can be made quicker. But, keeping the grass longer especially in the heat, keeps them fuller and lusher. The trade off is speed.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:39 AM
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The greens certainly can be made quicker. But, keeping the grass longer especially in the heat, keeps them fuller and lusher. The trade off is speed.
This is true, if they cut them too short, you'll have browns instead of greens, and will probably lose a few as well. The other reason for them to be on the slow side is pace of play. We've all seen groups that should pay a rent surcharge for the amount of time they spend on the greens. If they were lightening fast, you'd need a calendar to time those groups. Remember Ernie Els 7 putting #1 at Augusta?---a foursome taking 30 putts per green takes a lot longer than taking 8 putts.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:46 AM
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Do they own a roller?
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:48 AM
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Just y'all be glad you aren't playin' in Scotland.

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Old 07-11-2016, 10:21 AM
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I understand the slow play. I just think that the grass that is used is supposed to be able to take the heat. not asking for 12 or 13. Just 7 or 8.
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Old 07-11-2016, 10:36 AM
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Running at 5 on the stemp would be like putting on shag carpet. I am certain they are faster than that.
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Played Belgrade and Havana last week. Good looking but very slow. Maybe a 5. Can't Bermuda run quicker?
It is Belle Glade and there is no pee in Lake Sumter.
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:23 PM
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Do they own a roller?
Yes. I saw one on the back of a maintenance vehicle a couple of days ago. Not on a green, tho. With all the trouble they have had with greens overall, I wonder if they are letting them get a little long until they are confident the problems are resolved. My recollection is that they are best just in time for overseeding in the fall. Then we're back to slower greens with the overseed.
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It is Belle Glade and there is no pee in Lake Sumter.
Gator pee?
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