I get to see a lot of bermudagrass and zoysiagrass putting greens. In fact, most of my golf is played on one of those two surfaces. Sometimes people ask me about the ball roll on zoysia compared with roll on bermudagrass.
Last week I had a couple conversations about green speed.
Green speed and surface hardness My column in the June 2018 issue of Golf Course Seminar magazine discusses the relationship between effective mowing height and green speed.
I was honored to speak at the 40th Congress of the Asociación Española de Greenkeepers in Seville.
Organic matter In the 2016 article “Managing Organic Matter in Putting Greens," Adam Moeller and Todd Lowe wrote this:
This week I’ve thought of a couple things about #ClipVol.
First is the way I think of the data.
I’ve shared a lot of charts about clipping volume, and as this growing season gets underway in the northern hemisphere, I wondered if I could describe it on an animated chart.
Here are data from 903 measurements I’ve made from 2011 to early 2021 excluding all tournament measurements.
Table 1: Number of measurements and median green speed in feet, by species. Data from 867 stimpmeter readings by Micah Woods excluding tournament measurements.
Golf course putting greens are covered with many types of grasses. I’ve written about my skepticism that adding Si will increase green speed in 3 posts on the blog (post 1, post 2, post 3), and I’ve done so in reference to Zoysia matrella greens which are known for the high silica content of the leaves.