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Green Conditions Today

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So I went to practice my putting today because I got a new one last night and was excited to try it out. Well my course officially closed yesterday (first snowfall of the year this morning) and I went anyways figured the practice green was just cut but there would be no pins in. So I started putting and was not doing well to say the least, the first 5 or 10 minutes I did alright but eventually I could not get the distance right. I was coming up short and pulling a ton of puts. I am hoping that was because of the cold, 30 degrees when I checked my phone. Can this possibly be because of the cold weather or did I get the wrong putter?
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here's the 3rd option.
Is it you?

The greens will be slower but you should know to hit your putts a little firmer after 10 minutes of coming up short.
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If your course was closed what were you doing on the putting green?
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If your course was closed what were you doing on the putting green?

So

To the OP, it could be both the putter and the cold. Your body could be stiff in the cold and causing you to yank putts. Try to stay loose. Did you change the style of putter?

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If your course was closed what were you doing on the putting green?

details...always details!!!!

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Greens in winter are a tricky thing.

Last week they were slow as anything and yesterday they were frozen and playing like glass.
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here's the 3rd option.

It could most definitely be me, however two days earlier I was using the putter indoors and though I know astroturf has a much different texture than real grass I was doing fine. I figured my speed could be wrong but a straight put on turf should be straight on a level green. Anyways I was more wondering if extremely cold greens have caused anyone else's putting to decline, not necessarily just mine.

If your course was closed what were you doing on the putting green?

I used to work at the course in high school and knew they were not opening today, I just drove into the parking lot and walked up to the green near the clubhouse. There were some maintenance boys around but they did not bother me. I'm sure I will only be able to do this for a few days as the green length will eventually become to long with no attention.

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I'm sure I will only be able to do this for a few days as the green length will eventually become to long with no attention.

If your talking Whitney Farms, I don't think that green will be doing any more growing until April.

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If the greens are frozen, all kinds of weird stuff will happen. I think a frozen green is completely unplayable -- much more than a green that needs a mow.
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If your talking Whitney Farms, I don't think that green will be doing any more growing until April.

Very true, the grass doesn't grow in my yard throughout the winter I'm not quite sure why I assumed the green would keep growing.

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Couldnt you be doing serious damage to the greens playing on them in that temperature?

I always assumed when we have frost delays it was done so we wouldnt damage the course.
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Couldnt you be doing serious damage to the greens playing on them in that temperature?

Thats what I thought too. I've been frost delayed twice this week. Saturday the course was delayed a 1.5 hrs and tuesday it was delayed for 3.5 hrs. I hope I dont get delayed tom.

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Couldnt you be doing serious damage to the greens playing on them in that temperature?

I'm not positive but I don't think I was doing any damage. There was no frost on the green and I was wearing a pair of Sperry loafers. But I could be wrong.

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