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Content Type:Editorial
Author(s):Kussow, Wayne R.
Author Affiliation:Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title:Thoughts on the USGA golf green specifications controversy
Column Name:Wisconsin soils report
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Source:The Grass Roots. Vol. 18, No. 4, July/August 1991, p. 13.
Publishing Information:Madison, WI: Wisconsin Golf Course Superintendents Association.
# of Pages:1
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Construction specifications; Golf course construction costs; Perceptions; Recommendations; USGA Green Section; USGA recommendations
Abstract/Contents:What is the USGA greens controversy? It's a collection of concerns and frustrations seemingly without any central focus. In the construction of golf greens the main issues are the necessity of the coarse sand ("choker") layer, the inclusion or not of soil in the rootzone mix to increase water and nutrient retention, and poor definition of what constitutes good organic amendment. Testing of construction materials is another concern. Lab measurements have not been concisely related to field properties and are therefore suspect in the minds of some people. There are concerns about the consistency of test results from one lab to another and frustrations over the time it takes to get back the lab results. Finally, there are doubts about the universal nature of the USGA specs. Construction of USGA spec greens all too often turns into a very frustrating experience. The feeling of many people is that there have to be some alternatives. The USGA Green Section staff is in the best position to sit down and seek out some alternatives.
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Kussow, W. R. 1991. Thoughts on the USGA golf green specifications controversy. Grass Roots. 18(4):p. 13.
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