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Content Type:Q & A
Corporate Author(s):USGA Green Section
Title:Fairway mowing height
Section:Questions and answers
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Source:Turf Culture [I]. Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1938, p. 8.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, D.C: USGA Green Section
Question:Shall we set our mowers as close as one inch for cutting fairways and lawns?
Source of Question:Ohio
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf fairway maintenance; Mowing height; Recommendations
Answer/Response:In general we find that bluegrass and fescue on fairways have been cut too close. Our recommendation is that mowers be set as high as the golfers will permit. The higher the fairway grass is cut, the better it will withstand adverse conditions. There naturally is a limit to the height that can be tolerated on fairways. Since this height is below that which is best from the standpoint of the grass, we make no specific recommendation as to height but simply urge that the mowers be raised as far as the players will allow, realizing that this will be decidedly different on various golf courses. Our experience has been that as the mowers are gradually raised, the players will tolerate longer grass and will actually find that the playing conditions will be greatly improved even though the roll of the ball will be less.
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USGA Green Section. 1938. Fairway mowing height. Turf Culture [I]. 1(1):p. 8.
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