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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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Fast every time, not PGA Tour fast but fast and true. Slow greens are a nightmare.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Prefer fast, but don't mind slowish as long as true. Too slow and I have trouble getting the ball to the hole. Ours run at an average of about 9 during the summer.

    In my opinion, while fast true greens are a joy to put on, for general play it can make for slow rounds.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    For 99% of the time I'll take a mid-speed say 9 on the stimp but what I want more than anything is a true green where you can trust the line

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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Quote Originally Posted by HawkeyeMS View Post
    Fast every time, not PGA Tour fast but fast and true. Slow greens are a nightmare.
    Greens being true is a good point. I would rather putt on slow true greens, than fast bumpy ones.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Quote Originally Posted by richart View Post
    Greens being true is a good point. I would rather putt on slow true greens, than fast bumpy ones.
    Are the worst of the lot.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Not bothered about speed one bit as long as they are true.
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Quote Originally Posted by Lincoln Quaker View Post
    Not bothered about speed one bit as long as they are true.
    And consistent over the entire course, nothing worse than the first 2/3 greens being slow and then the next one is like lightning, causes havoc with your putting when they're inconsistent...
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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    12.7 apparently this morning, towards the end of the round it wasn't too bad but felt I was always lagging putts rather then really going for them. Would be interested to see how we would go on if they were like that every week rather then 9-10 week in week out then nearly 13 for one weekend

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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    I take it back. Played on slow furry ones today. Didnt help one bit.

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    Re: Fast or slow greens

    Quote Originally Posted by richart View Post
    ...Greens like St Andrews Castle course when they are fast are no fun.
    Actually, they are (or at least can be!) completely stupid!

    I often play at The Shire and there's a Par 3 that can have some 'challenging' pin positions to say the least. I actually consider it a great challenge! One of the lower Pro Tour events (Jamega?) stated that they wouldn't place a pin on about 50% of that green because it was 'unfair'!

    Oh, and I've played on 'shaved' greens that were apparently nearly 15 after that treatment (prior to a French Ladies Open a few days later) and watched some of the top Ams in the world (like Paul Dunne, Ricardo Gouveia, Ollie Schneiderjans and Bryson Dechambeau) before they turned Pro struggle with 'perfect' greens at 14!

    To me, around 11 to 12 is (super) fast enough for 'special' events!
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