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10 minutes ago, PMookie said:

During the Zurich, the TV commentators talked about the tight lies around the elevated greens, but it was hard to tell what the players were seeing, so yesterday I took some pics to let y’all see up-close what they were talking about. It’s common in parts of Louisiana to have elevated greens due to the topography being generally flat, so the greens get elevated to prevent issue when we have heavy rains since there wouldn’t be great natural drainage. To make things tough on a course, shaving down bermuda makes chipping difficult due to the grain. All pics are of shaved areas and up-close showing how tight the bermuda is, and its grain except for the last one. The last pic is a close-up of the grain of bermuda on the green. Some may not have ever played on this type of grass, so I thought it would help them see why it’s a tough grass to play on.

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Those are some detailed pictures. The bermuda looks like it goes any way it wants to, almost like what we have up here and call "crab grass" 

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7 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Those are some detailed pictures. The bermuda looks like it goes any way it wants to, almost like what we have up here and call "crab grass" 

My understanding is Bermuda and crab grass are very closely related

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3 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

My understanding is Bermuda and crab grass are very closely related

I find both of them tough to chip on...at times

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Just now, M. Parsons said:

I find both of them tough to chip on...at times

Me too. Every time I have made trips to Myrtle beach it seems I end up chunking or blading way too many chips on the tight Bermuda that we never see around Ohio.

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1 minute ago, MaxEntropy said:

Me too. Every time I have made trips to Myrtle beach it seems I end up chunking or blading way too many chips on the tight Bermuda that we never see around Ohio.

Yeah, I don't really see it too much out here in NM, but I'm originally from Arkansas, so I've experienced it there...to my dismay/demise.

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16 minutes ago, MaxEntropy said:

My understanding is Bermuda and crab grass are very closely related

Good call

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16 minutes ago, M. Parsons said:

Yeah, I don't really see it too much out here in NM, but I'm originally from Arkansas, so I've experienced it there...to my dismay/demise.

Does the grass prompt a technique adjustment to use more bounce and less leading edge or something? Technique changes seems like a bad idea...or do you just have less room for error?

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11 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Good call

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And that’s why you said it looks like it goes anyway it wants to. Being a grass with runners, blades coming off the sides, those blades do grow every which way. 

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7 minutes ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Does the grass prompt a technique adjustment to use more bounce and less leading edge or something? Technique changes seems like a bad idea...or do you just have less room for error?

Both...bermuda just always seems to grab my club more than I'd like...especially into the grain.

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8 minutes ago, PMookie said:

And that’s why you said it looks like it goes anyway it wants to. Being a grass with runners, blades coming off the sides, those blades do grow every which way. 

Sooooo if I just let my crabgrass grow in an area of my yard I can practice my southern united states game.....hmmmmm

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2 minutes ago, Lacassem said:

Sooooo if I just let my crabgrass grow in an area of my yard I can practice my southern united states game.....hmmmmm

Crab Grass is technically a weed, but I guess if you are already practicing back there, what's the harm.

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Just now, M. Parsons said:

Crab Grass is technically a weed, but I guess if you are already practicing back there, what's the harm.

I will never let that take over my yard lol. There will always be some as its super invasive but if I ever get to that point it means I gave up on my yard.

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