superintendent"s guide to controlling putting green speed

by Thomas A. Nikolai

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons in Hoboken, N.J

Written in English
Published: Pages: 148 Downloads: 306
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Subjects:

  • Golf courses -- Maintenance.,
  • Turf management.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-142) and index.

StatementThomas A. Nikolai.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsGV975.5 .N54 2005, GV975.5 .N54 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 148 p. :
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18219197M
ISBN 100471472727
LC Control Number2004011074

He is author of the book The Superintendents Guide to Putting Green Speed and is world renowned as the “Dr. of Green Speed” due to his numerous studies that investigate putting green cultural and mechanical practices. He has given hundreds of turfgrass management presentations on 5 continents, 22 countries and 37 states. Each green was split for lightweight green rolling that was split for fertility treatments. See also related book, The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed, , R= R= Note: "UMI Number: " Variant title: Effects of Rolling and Fertility on Putting Green Root Zone Mixes Advisor: Paul E. Rieke Includes. GREENS: The objective is a putting surface with smoothness, firmness, limited grain and with an overall uniformity. The greens will be closely mowed with good to excellent speed. Green Standards: Greens will be mowed daily during the growing season. Spring and late fall heights of cut will be of an inch with smooth rollers. How his research has led to the use of lightweight rolling of greens, which was not commonly performed before His research work with the PGA Tour from to on soft spikes vs 8mm metal "Taking Control of Green Speed" a the Golf Industry Show and how that class led him to writing the book "The Superintendent's Guide to Putting Green.

He is author of the book The Superintendents Guide to Putting Green Speed and is world renowned as the Dr. of Green Speed due to the numerous studies he has performed that investigate putting green cultural and mechanical practices. He has given hundreds of presentations on 4 continents, 30 countries, 7 Canadian Provinces, and 36 states.   First, superintendents should check their cultural practices to see if they match up with current best management practices for anthracnose on annual bluegrass putting greens. For example, if you’re below 1/8 inch mowing, we suggest you raise the cutting height and then roll the turf or double cut to maintain acceptable green speed. Actual increase or decrease in green speed may vary on conditions present. Conclusion. Maintaining healthy turfgrass and fast putting greens requires the integration of several management practices. Mowing height and frequency, grass type, fertilization, irrigation, thatch management, grooming, and rolling can all contribute to putting green speed. The average green speed over that period remained feet, which included the green speed from the U.S. Open, which was feet. At this point, there are two important considerations: the history of putting green maintenance, and modifications made to the Stimpmeter after The first reported mowing height, from , was about

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by Thomas A. Nikolai | Read Reviews Price: $ The Superintendent’s Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed presents an authoritative compilation of applied research using the Stimpmeter to identify how factors including turfgrass species, root zone, environmental conditions, and cultural practices impact green speed.

Summary: "The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed is a valuable tool for successfully caring for what a Gold Course Superintendents Association of American survey identified as the number one factor golfers consider about a golf course - green speed.

Find The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed by Nikolai at over 30 bookstores. Buy, rent or sell. In stock (8) By Thomas Nikolai. Let renowned expert Thomas Nikolai bring you up to speed on establishing and maintaining the best green speeds for your course.

He covers it all: playability, environmental and weather factors, mowing, turfgrass species selection and every consideration that influences how fast and how far a given putt will go.

Nikolai, turfgrass academic specialist at Michigan State and green speed specialist. The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed covers such green speed maintenance areas as playability, environmental considerations, mowing and pest management.

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The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed (Hardback) Thomas A. Nikolai (author). Commenting on this practice in his book The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed (see article page 6), Dr. Thomas Nikolai, turfgrass academic specialist at Michigan State University, cautions super— intendents about extremes in cutting height.

Three putting is easily at the top of the list for golfers looking to break90, or even Your putting distance control is the most important part of the solution. If you can control your speed more effectively on the greens, you will keep the ball closer to the hole, which gives you a much better chance of making your second putt.

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Nikolai -- turfgrass academic specialist at Michigan State and green speed specialist for The Golf. Thomas A. Nikolai is the author of The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed ( avg rating, 3 ratings, 0 reviews, published )/5(3). Zach Johnson also is a green-map reader from the fairway.

"Putting is one of my strengths, and I want to leave myself as straight a putt as I can," he says. speed and aim. I check the book. Of course, that means the greens are going to speed up as the day goes on and the dew evaporates away. As you see the dew get lighter and lighter, plan on the greens playing faster as a result.

It is nearly impossible to play good golf without having control over the speed of the greens. This is a topic that seems relatively simple, yet it can. For much of his academic career, Michigan State University turfgrass academic specialist Dr Thomas Nikolai has spent his time amassing a huge bank of knowledge on green speed and in this culminated in the publishing of ‘The Superintendents Guide to Putting Green Speed’, a book which he has dedicated “to all golf course superintendents who have heard that their greens were too fast or.

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The next best is the diagram of each green from an Official Yardage Book that the course has commissioned to sell to the public. This depiction of the green will not provide as much information as the architect's drawing, but it is good enough for the purposes of preparing your own Pocket Guide.

Superintendents have two options when changing green speed. Depending on the needs of golfers, superintendents can change green speed for the short term or for the long term.

A short-term change in green speed may last 1 to 3 days, whereas a long-term change can last up to the entire growing season. Among the responsibilities of today's golf course superintendent, the need to maintain a good stand of grass on putting greens is perhaps the most basic of all.

Greens are the bread and butter of a golf course, and the reputation of a course and the superintendent who maintains it is often determined by the consistency of those greens. Thomas A. Nikolai is the turfgrass academic specialist at Michigan State University and author of the recently released book, “The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed” published by Wiley & Sons, Want to use this article.

Click here for options. © Penton Media Inc. found the putting green speed to be too slow, satisfactory, or too fast, was tabulated into six categories from 11 ft. The categories were chosen to span the range of the USGA Stimpmeter green speed categories for regular and tournament play (Table 1).

These data. Commenting on this practice in his book The Superintendent’s Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed(see article page 6), Dr. Thomas Nikolai,turfgrass academic specialist at Michigan State University,cautions super-intendents about extremes in cutting height.

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green speed are. green speeds on a daily basis (3). This was not the intended use of the Stimpmeter and the green speed table, and has resulted in increased stress on golf course putting surfaces and the superintendent. The suggested USGA green speeds are presented in the table.

Note that a fast speed for regular play (8 feet 6. Mowing and rolling operations increase putting green speed. Applications of topdressing, needed to dilute organic matter and smooth putting green surfaces, can initially slow putting green speeds.

A day or two after a topdressing application, putting green speeds often get faster than they were prior to the application. superintendents. Start Date: Project Duration: One year Total Funding: $5, Summary Text: Rationale Golf course putting greens are arguably the most intensely managed playing surface on golf courses.

Ball roll distance, often referred to as green speed _, and trueness of the balls roll across a green. In he earned his doctorate at Michigan State University. He is author of the book, "The Superintendents Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed" and he is world renowned as the "Doctor of Green Speed" (DoGS) because of his numerous studies that investigate putting green cultural and mechanical practices.

Question 4. Golfers gauge green speed near the hole and are poor judges of green speed. (True) Question 5. Target green rolling may be the answer to your green speed woes. (True) Now, let's look at the research and reasoning behind these five answers. Or, as they say,here is the rest of the story that you may be able to use to address green.

Finally, no other mechanical practice allows the superintendent the possibility of adjusting the green speed to make his clientele happy. To quote Walter S. Harbin from“I cannot conceive how a perfect putting surface can be developed or maintained without rolling.”.The slope on every green is going to be “from” the mountain (unless, of course, a particularly humorless architect has decided to bank some holes toward the mountain).

If the course is relatively flat, go find the pro or course superintendent, and ask about the area’s lowest point. This point can be 5 miles away or 20 — it doesn’t matter.Ph.D.

and Turfgrass Academic Specialist, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan and Faculty Member, The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Monograph Title: The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed,