How True Are Your Putting Greens?

March 27th, 2018 3:24pm CDT

Education Points: 0.2

Providing a high-quality putting surface is no simple feat and certain maintenance tasks can temporarily change the playing surface. New research shows that surface disruptions have less influence than expected on whether a ball goes into the hole. In this 90-minute webcast, Doug Linde, Ph.D., shares research from two putting green trueness studies conducted in New Zealand. First, learn how long it takes trueness of a cultivated putting green to return to pre-cultivation levels for various cultivation practices. Then, hear how Linde compared three methods to measure trueness – the R&A “Holing Out Test”, a visual bobble test and a ball spread test – by testing each on 150 greens. Results may surprise you – join us to learn practices you can use to measure and manage green trueness.