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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Nikolai, Thomas A.
Author Affiliation:Ph.D. and Turfgrass Academic Specialist, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan and Faculty Member, The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Monograph Title:The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed, 2005.
Publishing Information:Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
# of Pages:160
Collation:xii, 148 pp.
Related Web URL:http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0420/2004011074.html
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Evaluative Review:Appears in Tee To Green 38(3) May/June 2008, p. 6, by Anonymous.
Appears in New Zealand Turf Management Journal, 20(2) May 2005, p. 30, by Steve Hackett.
Appears in Golfweek's SuperNews, 7(1) January 7-21, p. 18, by Frank Rossi.
Appears in Turf West, 15(2) February 2005, p. B6-B8, by Bob Labbance.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf green speed; Playability; Decision-making; Rolling; Mowing height; Stimpmeter; Fertilization; Weather; Membership relations; Maintenance intensity; Mowing; Pest control; Golf greens
Abstract/Contents:Includes: Preface; Introduction; Problems Associated With Green Speed (What is Green Speed?; The Best Laid Plans; Researcher-Superintendent Communication Problems; and Whose Golf Course is it Anyways?); The History of Measuring Green Speed (The Development of the Stimpmeter; and New Technology); Using the Stimpmeter for its Intended Purpose: Creating the Ideal Green Speed (Twenty-Five-Year Anniversary; Uniformity (Uniformity 1; and Uniformity 2); The Two Directives (Directive 1; and Directive 2); The Morris Method; An Ideal Green Speed: What's in it for You?; and Putting it All Together); The Weather: The Known Unknown in the Quest for the Ideal Green Speed (Controlling the Weather; Seasonal Variability; Diurnal Variability; Rain, Wind, Temperature, and Humidity; and Conclusions About Weather and Green Speed); Putting Green Root Zones (Putting Green Root Zone History; The Effects of Root Zone on Green Speed; and Root Zones and Management Practices); Turfgrass Species and Green Speed (The Birth of Golf Turf Research; Early Perceptions of Green Speed on Various Turfgrass Species; Current Research With Putting Green Turf Species; and Conclusions About Turf Species); Mowing Height (History of Putting Green Mowing Height; The Law of Diminishing Returns; Mower Height Versus Height of Cut; Mower Types; Mower Type-Green Speed Study; Double Cutting; and Conclusions About Mowing and Green Speed); Fertilization and Green Speed (The Importance of Fertilizing; Nitrogen as a Fertilizer; Recent History of Nitrogen Fertilization on Greens; Nitrogen and Green Speed; Annual Nitrogen Rate and the "4-Inch Theory"; Root Zone-Nitrogen Rate Interactions; Nitrogen Frequency and its Effect on Green Speed; Fast-Release Versus Slow-Release Nitrogen Carriers; Monthly Applications of Nitrogen and Plant Growth Regulators; A Comparison of Liquid Nitrogen Programs Monthly Applications Versus Granular Spoon-Feeding; Ultralow Nitrogen Rates to Enhance Green Speed; Conclusions About Nitrogen and Green Speed; Potassium Fertilization On the Golf Course; Potassium and Green Speed; Phosphorus; Micronutrients; and Conclusions Regarding Fertilization and Green Speed); Lightweight Rolling: A Most Vexing Practice for Many Superintendents (History of Rolling; In Search of a Safe Frequency for Lightweight Rolling; Lightweight Rollers and Green Speed; Research On Various Types of Lightweight Rollers; Lightweight Rolling and Turfgrass Pests (Dollar Spot; Moss and Broadleaf Weeds; Cutworms; Localized Dry Spot; and Snow Mold) and Conclusions About Lightweight Rolling); An Integrated Approach to Green Speed Management and Tournament Preparation (The Scenario; Cultivation; Topdressing; Vertical Mowing and Grooming; Water and Air Injection Cultivation; Plant Growth Regulators; Irrigation; and Tournament Preparation (Sand Topdressing; Nitrogen Fertilization; Mowing Height Reduction; Double Cutting; Rolling; Rolling and Double Cutting; Silica; and Pin Placement); Filling in the Missing Pieces (To Green Committee and Owners; and To the Superintendent); and About the Author.
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Subject Headings:
Golf courses -- Maintenance; Turf management
See Also:See also related dissertation, Effects of Rolling and Fertility on Different Root Zones, 2003, R=86464. R=86464

See also review with discussion, "This year, resolve to raise height of cut" Golfweek's SuperNews, 7 (1) July 7-21 2005, p. 18, R=101348. R=101348
See Also:Other items relating to: Golf Green Speed

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Other items relating to: Golf Course Turf & Maintenance Books (Recent)
Note:"Published simultaneously in Canada"
Includes index; pp. 145-148
Pictures, b/w
Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"A speciality book on the ball roll distance of golf putting greens. The influence of weather, root zones, turfgrass species, and cultural practices, including a focus on rolling, are discussed." p. 297
Beard Section Heading:Bibliography of books/monographs on turfgrass culture
Quotable quotes"Speed does not kill grass! Haste, ignorance, stubbornness, complacency, and rash, uninformed decisions may kill grass, but speed does not." p. xi
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Nikolai, Thomas A. 2005. The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed. xii, 148 pp. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
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