Standards and Plans for Putting Greens
1. To develop uniform texture and density with a minimum of thatch.2. To maintain a trueness of roll with a USGA Stimpmeter reading of 9.5
10.5 feet in the summer monthsand 9
10 feet in the spring and fall. This standard shall be maintained at all times except for maintenanceand extreme weather conditions.3. To maintain the character of architectural design in the mowing pattern of the putting surface outline.4. To maintain the height of cut of the collar to satisfy aesthetics, playability and cultural practices.5. To develop a basic agronomic plan for all greens including drainage, soil type, age, irrigation, fertility, pestcontrol, traffic wear, etc.6. To maintain a dry putting surface for firmness by sound irrigation practices.7. To maintain a frequent topdressing program based on turf growth to improve ball roll and greensfirmness.8. To provide adequate sunlight and air circulation through tree pruning and removal. Ten hours of sunlightper day.9. To provide uniform irrigation sprinkler coverage.10. To provide a high density weed free turf around all putting surfaces.
1. Daily mowing (7 times/week) with riding greens mowers in season.2. Roll putting greens as necessary to achieve desired putting speed and surface smoothness.3. Daily monitoring of the root zone to determine exact water needs of each green.4. Light topdressing as needed throughout the growing season.5. Aggressive vertical mowing and grooming during summer months to control organic matter.6. Full aeration will be performed in May and September. The exact dates will be established with the Golf Course Board in January of each year.7. Greens heights will begin at .140 in April, .125 in May and .110 through September then finish October at.140.8. The above is contingent on the limiting factor of weather, which can alter strategies in order to insure thelong term survival of the turf.9. Greens that are heavily prone to debris should be blown before mowing.10. The hole is to be placed no closer than 7 feet from the edge of the green.11. Greens will be lightly top-dressed bi-monthly during the growing season.
1. Greens are to have a consistency of cut that promotes an even surface and a sharp definition betweengreen and collar. Scalping of fringe is unacceptable.2. Previous hole plug must be placed even with the putting surface and the new hole location placed nocloser than 6 feet from the previous hole location.
3. The new hole should have sharp edges and be sunk with a cup setter to 1”.
4. Greens should be free of leaves and debris.5. The collar is to be evenly cut and trimmed to .500
6. Greens maintained to prevent spread of Poa annua as much as possible.