Green Speed

  • Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed

    Thomas Nikolai, Ph.D., brings you up to speed on establishing and maintaining the best green speeds for your course. He covers playability, environmental and weather factors, mowing and turfgrass species selection. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Measuring and Managing Putting Green Trueness presentation by Doug Linde PhD

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, Turf Solutions sessions cover practical techniques from a panel of experts discussing a variety of agronomic challenges.

  • Putting Greens: It’s time to set a speed limit

    There is no national or regional green speed limit, but every golf facility should conduct a thorough analysis and determine a not-to-exceed speed. Read this article in the Aug. 9, 2013 USGA Green Section Record

  • Top 10 Changes in Golf Course Management

    In this presentation from the 2013 Golf Industry Show, Thomas A. Nikolai, Ph.D., at Michigan State University, covers the biggest changes in golf course management and their impact on golf’s playing fields.

  • The stimpmeter: Friend or foe?

    The love/hate relationship between golf course superintendents and the Stimpmeter continues, but could this tool actually be your best friend? Read this article in the Oct. 29, 2010 USGA Green Section Record

  • OK, so maybe speed doesn't kill -- but it sure can hurt

    One aspect of our appreciation of older courses is the suspicion that, due to the absence of heavy earth-moving equipment and motorized golf carts, their designs are inherently more imaginative than their modern counterparts. Read this article from the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents.

  • Green speed: Trick or treat?

    A combination of research and common sense can provide exactly what is needed for golfers and your greens – healthy surfaces with smoothness and desirable speed. Read this article from the July-August 2006 issue of the USGA Green Section Record.