View Poll Results: Slow or fast greens

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  • Slow

    3 3.61%
  • Fast

    54 65.06%
  • Slow but true

    13 15.66%
  • Don't care, I'll adjust

    13 15.66%
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  1. #21
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    I mainly prefer fast greens as I am someone who strokes the putt rather than hitting at the ball. It is much easier to keep the putter on the intended line when you are not having to take a long stroke.

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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Don't really mind, provided they roll nice then I am a happy bunny.

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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Fast for me too, although I am able to adjust reasonably well to most paces. But I do hate bobbly surfaces!

    In general I prefer greens to be receptive to an iron shot too, so this time of year they can be frustrating when what you think is a good shot doesn't hold and runs long.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    I prefer greens to be on the quicker side
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    my putting improves massively in the summer (Especially from short range) as i have always been someone that dies the ball in the hole rather than banging it in.

    One thing i would say is that people MASSIVELY over estimate what a 'fast' green actually is. Fast in the UK in the summer would easily be under 10 on the stimp. so when people say 'my greens are running at 12' i would generally call your bluff.

    Ealings greens are arguably the best/quickest in the country, but they are very flat. even in the summer on a normal day they wont be running much more than 11.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    I voted 'slow' which appears to be an unpopular choice. But I didn't know what you mean by 'slow but true'. I can't read a green to save my life, and the faster it is, the more that seems to exaggerate my mis-reads and make them into absolutely horrendous putts. On a slower green you can just bang it up there and take some of the read out of it I think. If you're an inch off-line it doesn't sail 8 feet past the hole.

    But yeah, I can totally see how someone who isn't useless at putting like me would prefer a fast green.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    I've always been a bit of a dead weight putter
    So prefer to play greens that aren't slow
    So voted "fast"

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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Has to be a fast green, faster the better.

    I lose my stroke and pull putts when I have to "hit" them. Much prefer just having to stroke a putt and know it's going to roll out.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Fast can vary from course to course, our greens if they get them up to about 11 (which they will be this weekend) on the stimp, they're pretty much unplayable in places because of the severity of the slopes, but on other courses with flatter greens 11-12 is perfectly manageable!

    About 9.5 is best at ours, even then it's 13+ downhill and 6 uphill.

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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Quote Originally Posted by cookelad View Post
    Fast can vary from course to course, our greens if they get them up to about 11 (which they will be this weekend) on the stimp, they're pretty much unplayable in places because of the severity of the slopes, but on other courses with flatter greens 11-12 is perfectly manageable!

    About 9.5 is best at ours, even then it's 13+ downhill and 6 uphill.
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