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6th green post redesign and renovation.

My process in reconceiving the greens was to personally survey every putting surface, identifying all the problems, from ice formation on the surfaces to lack of ‘pinnable’ areas. I listed my favourite characteristics of each green and the aspects where I felt the surfaces could be improved. I retained every key feature, although a couple were shifted to bring them more into play. The greens at the course that had been rebuilt over the previous decades consistently featured mounds on the edges that effectively eliminated the ability to pin the perimeter and forced most hole locations to the centre. This is even more egregious when the mound began in the middle of a key bunker, eliminating the pin positions tightest to that feature. Have a look at courses with modern greens and more often than not you’ll find the single most consistent architectural disappointment is that many greens can’t be pinned to the outside edge. Continued on page 18…

8th Green under construction. WINTER 2015 | Green is Beautiful 17

Winter 2015 Issue  

Green is Beautiful Winter 2015 Issue

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