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Stimp Stats

C62291821dac0dd5b7ef3b72a30cd137?s=47 Micah Woods
December 02, 2019

Stimp Stats

I had a discussion with greenkeepers in Denmark about the stimpmeter as a tool to measure green speed, and as a tool to assess the uniformity of green speed within and between greens.

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Micah Woods

December 02, 2019
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  1. Stimp Stats Micah Woods Chief Scientist Asian Turfgrass Center www.asianturfgrass.com

    2 December 2019
  2. creeping bentgrass, Japan

  3. 4 points 1. Green speed described, compared to what we

    actually report 2. Measurements I’ve made of green speed 3. Measurements under tournament conditions 4. Case study: 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine
  4. Green speed described, compared to what we actually report

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  6. First sentence: “One of the most significant aspects of a

    golf course is the uniformity of its putting greens.”
  7. Second sentence: “Variations in speed, whether from one green to

    the next or on different parts of the same green, can do more to negate a player’s skill than can ragged fairways or unkempt bunkers.”
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  11. Measurements I’ve made of green speed

  12. creeping bentgrass, Japan

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  14. Novotek bermudagrass, Thailand

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  16. Variation between greens

  17. korai, Japan

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  19. What does a standard deviation of 0.3 feet look like?

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  21. Measurements under tournament conditions

  22. Keya GC, Fukuoka, Japan, greenkeeper Andrew McDaniel, on Twitter as

    @drumcturf
  23. Keya GC, Fukuoka, Japan

  24. Keya GC, Fukuoka, Japan

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  29. Case study: 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine

  30. Hazeltine National GC, superintendent Chris Tritabaugh, on Twitter as @ct_turf

  31. creeping bentgrass, Minnesota

  32. creeping bentgrass, Minnesota

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  37. www.asianturfgrass.com