Green Speeds

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Scott Rushing
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Green Speeds

Hey, check out the article I posted on the history of the stimpmeter and the USGA's revision of it this year. It's off the home page and also down the right side of your screen now under "Recent Articles".

Does your course ever publish stimp readings? apparently some do. I usually ask but don't see anything posted. Most of the ones I play are in the 8-10 range, though one course has got the slowest greens ever but I've never asked them what they measure. I will next time but I assume it's in the slow to medium speed.

DON
I've never seen any green

I've never seen any green speeds posted at the courses I play most of the time. I did build my own Stimp meter after watching a few tour events where they claimed the greens were really fast. It was kind of fun to measure the greens where I paly after that. Green speeds vary a lot from green to green with some below 8 and some over 11. Hard to get the ball rolling at the right speed under those conditions.

Don

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Aimee
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thinking back, I think one private club that we visited had a board by the clubhouse (where the starter kept the tee sheet) that posted the stimp reading for the day. Of course, it only made sense for people who play there all the time, since it would give you a relative idea of speed (the "normal" conditions). At least if you played somewhere that usually had 10, for example, and came out to see it was rolling 12 that day, you could mentally prepare for some extra speed before the first hole.

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Scott Rushing
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Yeah it makes sense for

Yeah it makes sense for courses to do it.

I wish more did. I usually ask when I check in how the greens are rolling but it would be a nice touch to actually have it posted, maybe along with pin placements.

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Aimee
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pin placement

Pin placement sheets are great. When we do tournaments at our muni course, they print them up and give them to each player. Not quite as critical for a course that I play every week, but super nice for an unfamiliar one!

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