What happens when you play golf on greens that were topdressed only once in a year?
That’s the question I was asking myself leading into the ＫＢＣオーガスタ tournament.
Because it wasn’t just playing any kind of golf. It was professional golf, televised golf, and it also happened to rain 827 mm (32 inches) from the start of August until Friday morning of tournament week (August 27).
This video shows the typical ball reaction and explains the context. I called the results “inexplicable.”
I’ll recommend here three items that describe how I’d find the amount of sand necessary to produce the desired conditions.
This one simple trick to consistently great greens
Great putting surfaces are produced by nimble adjustment of these eight parameters
A calculator for site-specific OM accumulation rate and topdressing requirement