Monday, January 9, 2012

Green surrounds

Taking a break from construction activity for a moment, I thought this photo was interesting. Notice the different growth habits ( the shapes), and the growth requirements (the colors), of the grass in the rough. All the different textures and colors represent different types of grass both species, and varieties. The variation you see, is why you ball can get so many different lies in the rough.
The lack of uniformity is what what we would call contamination. In this instance, we have essentially a weed problem. For a weed is merely a plant that is out of place.
Many times players think that the problem with the green surrounds is the length of grass, this is simply not the case. The real problem is that there is a complex combination of grassy weeds!
Are you practicing your short game?

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