Ball roll on zoysia greens
Zoysia putting greens are common from Japan to Singapore because manilagrass—Zoysia matrella, or korai in Japanese—is tolerant of close mowing in the climate of East and Southeast Asia. The ball roll on zoysia putting greens is distinctive because the grass leaves are so stiff.
I made this new video with an explanation, some choice quotes from Herbert Warren Wind, and a couple demonstrative rolls.
I’ve shown in another video how good the roll can be on zoysia greens. It takes a lot of work to get that type of roll, however, which is certainly a big reason why GOLF Magazine’s ranking of the world’s top 100 golf courses includes only one with zoysia greens.
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