Saturday, April 16, 2011
Greens = Television
For those of who watch the PGA tour event this weekend at the TPC course in San Antonio, you will notice the greens have many brown spots in them. The rich green television filters mask many of the brown spots on the greens but if you look closely, you will see them. In order to achieve the elevated putting speeds that the tour desires, irrigation and supplemental watering is withheld from the turf. The intent is to make the green's surfaces hard and dry resulting in very firm surfaces. These greens are not maintained at this level for an expended period. It is not possible to stress the greens on a year round or season long basis without risking turf damage and failure.