Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Have You Ever Wandered ?

While you are out enjoying your round of golf have you ever noticed paint dots located on the outside edge of the greens? Did you ever wonder why they were there?

Paint Dots (Blue) Marking The Outside Greens Edge

The paint is used to mark the outside edge of the green, so that the operator can clearly see the edge of the green when mowing the cleanup pass. A greens edge tends to shift in over time if the outside edge is not properly identified and maintained. The best example of this can be found with #18 green how nearly eight feet of green surface was lost due to shrinkage. Last fall the green was restored to the original size now creating several pin location that have been lost for many years.