When the temperatures are below 85 degrees, it's easier to push on the acclerator and drive the turf towards the edge. Double cutting greens and rolling them and irrigating less to keep the greens firm and fast doesn't cause too much harm if we pay attention.
But when the temperatures are North of 90 degrees, as in 97 degrees Thursday, it's time to let up on the gas and downshift into a lower gear. That kind of weather is not the time to be a hero and drive over the cliff.
So for the next two days we'll be using good judgment with turf conditions and you might expect to putt greens a little slower than they have been over the past 6 weeks.
3 weeks ago