The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed

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Let renowned expert Thomas Nikolai bring you up to speed on establishing and maintaining the best green speeds for your course. He covers it all: playability, environmental and weather factors, mowing, turfgrass species selection... every consideration that influences how fast and how far a given putt will go. Dr. Nikolai -- turfgrass academic specialist at Michigan State and green speed specialist for The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America -- distills a wealth of research and first-hand experience into easy-to-follow advice on how to deal with the common problems associated with green speed, techniques on how to find the ideal speed for your greens, and the correct use of current technology, including the Stimpmeter. His non-technical language makes the information accessible whether you're a golf course superintendent or a student. Order your copy today.

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The only must-have guide to managing putting green speed

The Superintendent’s Guide to Controlling Putting GreenSpeed is a valuable tool for successfully caring for what a GolfCourse Superintendents Association of America survey identified asthe number one factor golfers consider about a golfcourse–green speed. In accessible, nontechnical language, thisinsightful reference addresses every factor affecting greenperformance, complete with guidance for analyzing and solvingproblems commonly found on a broad range of golf courses.

The Superintendent’s Guide to Controlling Putting GreenSpeed presents an authoritative compilation of applied researchusing the Stimpmeter to identify how factors including turfgrassspecies, root zone, environmental conditions, and culturalpractices impact green speed. This full-service guide also providesdecision-making advice by challenging the manager to consider thelaw of diminishing return and provide a proven technique forfinding his or her golf course’s ideal green speed.

The Superintendent’s Guide to Controlling Putting GreenSpeed is a complete resource for golf course superintendents,architects, owners, green committee members, and students who wantto successfully manage green speed.

About the Author:

THOMAS A. NIKOLAI, PhD, is the Turfgrass Academic Specialist at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is also a faculty member of The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) specializing in green speed management issues. He spent ten years working on golf courses and ten years working as a turfgrass research technician studying such topics as fertilization, topdressing, lightweight green rolling, cultivation techniques, PGR’s, mowing heights, wetting agents, leaf mulching, irrigation scheduling, putting green root zone mixes, and alternative spikes.

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