Green Speeds

July 13, 2016 Dean Baker

10.25 feet… (Summer Conditions)

The greens are strong and holding up to our busy summer schedule. We are well into summer conditions with greens running consistently between 10.0 feet and 10.5 feet on the stimpmeter. The Club has determined that this speed suits the majority of our membership, while maintaining a good pace of play on the course. From this point on, any changes in the speed will be weather related.  Rains or heavy irrigation can soften the greens which will make them slower. During times of extreme heat and drought, mower heights may be adjusted, which can also alter the green speed. The best indicator for daily course green speed will always be the practice putting green.

Best place to start your game, hit a few balls at the Practice Facility and roll a few balls on the putting green.

Questions or Concerns? Do not hesitate to contact Dean or Jeff…

dean@burlingtongolfclub.com or JLockhart@burlingtongolfclub.com

About the Author

Dean Baker

Dean Baker, Certified Golf Course Superintendent (27 years). He joined Burlington Golf & Country Club in 2012, where he has enjoyed the remodelling and renovation of this historic 1922 Stanley Thompson design. Dean is a graduate of the University of Guelph where he remains involved with the program he graduated from, Associate Diploma in Turf Management. There he lends his expertise as an instructor to upcoming turf managers, by instructing the Human Resources for Turf Managers Course.

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