Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Press release from the PGA of America regarding greens damage

From the release:

During this evening's golf course greens maintenance at the Atlanta Athletic Club, there was minor damage caused to the edges of both the 14th and 17th greens. This damage is believed to be the result of a significant rise in the dew point at approximately 7:00 p.m., which caused the brushes on the mowers on those greens to stick in the grass and damage the turf.

The damage has already been fully repaired by the grounds staff at the Atlanta Athletic Club, led by Ken Mangum, the Director of Golf Courses and Grounds.

This will not affect the opening round of the 93rd PGA Championship and we look forward to play in the first round tomorrow in the season's final major, beginning at 7:30 a.m. ET


Anonymous said...

There is much more to this story.

Anonymous said...

I agree. There is much more to this story. I have personal knowledge that many supterintendents that have the exact same mower as the AAC and the exact same brushes have never once had a problem with those brushes. However, they all have had a problem with the bedknives catching an edge and doing the same damage before they switched to a Mico Thin Bedknife. It is not possible, for a brush, the stiffness of a toothbrush to dig into the ground.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who has managed Ultradwarf Bermuda greens knows that this was a classic case of Hanging a Bed Knife. Dew point and brush---HA Ha.

Anonymous said...

Dam that evil Dew Point. Why can't it leave those mowers alone. No science whatsoever to support such nonsense.

Anonymous said...

I talked with Al Gore last night and he confirmed that it was definately caused by Global Warming!