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post #19 of 61
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


Yeah, that one is kinda close, but there is room between them. That's all the room I had to work with, and they'll still fill in nicely.

The real point is that strips with a bit of room between them is better than a single large 18" square that a lot of even better players leave behind. Unfortunately the bomb crater scenario (like where I'm standing in my pic) is a lot more common than either.


We have 2x4's dividing each hitting station, with spikes holding them in place, I find that after awhile, if the grounds crew hasn't moved the dividers in a couple days, I end up moving the dividers a foot or two in order to use some decent grass.  I shouldn't have to do that, but it's just amazing how many people think just like the OP.  The majority of golfers, unfortunately.

post #20 of 61
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Originally Posted by BigDStars187 View Post

Think of it as a random game. Based on my divots from today what can you tell about my swing?

Looks like you have a nice smooth backswing with a slight pause at the top. Downswing moves into the ball with decent force, creating a nice push pull punch cut fade draw pattern. Impressive!
post #21 of 61
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

The real point is that strips with a bit of room between them is better than a single large 18" square that a lot of even better players leave behind.
ok, I'm guilty of this. I guess I just assumed that all grass out here was reseeded and not the "creeping" kind. But I honestly have no idea. I also assumed that the smaller total area was better as well.

Maybe I'll start doing strips from now on. :)
post #22 of 61
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Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post
 

David: Nice furrows. However, I had this discussion with our pro, and he said that for Bermuda grass like we have down south, there should be about 6" between rows to allow enough of the Bermuda runners to run out quickly. Up north, they rely on seed to get the grass back, so taking rectangles is preferred. He is originally from Maine, so I guess he should know.

 

Either way is MUCH MUCH better than the OP's battlefield scenario. I hate to practice after a group of hacks demolish the driving range. It's one of my pet peeves.


I was always taught to make a small square but I'll ask the greens keeper if he does in fact prefer rows however I know we don't use a Bermuda here and they reseed the whole platform that was just used it just looks and feels like crap when you see craters spread everywhere and can feel the unevenness of the ground because they are everywhere. I honestly can't recall ever seeing rows at our range only squares.

post #23 of 61

Here's an excellent video showing the BIG difference in divot patterns for 50 balls:

 

http://mccgcm.blogspot.com/2012/04/driving-range-tee-and-preferred-divot.html

 

post #24 of 61
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Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post
 
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


Yeah, that one is kinda close, but there is room between them. That's all the room I had to work with, and they'll still fill in nicely.

The real point is that strips with a bit of room between them is better than a single large 18" square that a lot of even better players leave behind. Unfortunately the bomb crater scenario (like where I'm standing in my pic) is a lot more common than either.


We have 2x4's dividing each hitting station, with spikes holding them in place, I find that after awhile, if the grounds crew hasn't moved the dividers in a couple days, I end up moving the dividers a foot or two in order to use some decent grass.  I shouldn't have to do that, but it's just amazing how many people think just like the OP.  The majority of golfers, unfortunately.

 

Not only that, but they think it's some kind of badge of honor and we should all be impressed that they can hit the ball before the ground. I'll never understand this insecure Alpha male mentality that goes on at driving ranges (at least the ones in Orange County)...I want to post a sign at every driving range that says "Attention all golfers: Not one single person at this range cares how you hit a golf ball, or if you understand ball flight laws and D-plane. Act accordingly."  . . . LOL

post #25 of 61
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Originally Posted by BENtSwing32 View Post
 

 

Not only that, but they think it's some kind of badge of honor and we should all be impressed that they can hit the ball before the ground.

My experience has been that the knuckleheads who spread their divots over the entire hitting area generally hit the ground about 3" BEHIND the ball.

post #26 of 61
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Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post

My experience has been that the knuckleheads who spread their divots over the entire hitting area generally hit the ground about 3" BEHIND the ball.

Sometimes more than 3"...
post #27 of 61
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Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post

Here's an excellent video showing the BIG difference in divot patterns for 50 balls:



 



http://mccgcm.blogspot.com/2012/04/driving-range-tee-and-preferred-divot.html



 




 



Very good video!

I've heard that some superintendents like a pattern like,

I I I I I
I I I I I
I I I I I

on Bermuda because each divot can fill in from all sides.

As long as it's neat and starts at the right hand side of the box (and doesn't take up the whole box) I would think either would be OK.

But I take strips unless I know somebody prefers something else.
post #28 of 61
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Originally Posted by Harmonious View Post

Here's an excellent video showing the BIG difference in divot patterns for 50 balls:

http://mccgcm.blogspot.com/2012/04/driving-range-tee-and-preferred-divot.html


Thanks Harmonious!! This is great, and I will do it like this from now on.
post #29 of 61
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post


Thanks Harmonious!! This is great, and I will do it like this from now on.

 

Awesome video. Great information. 

post #30 of 61
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Originally Posted by BigDStars187 View Post

Ha it's a muni I think he would be more upset picking up the range balls

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I'm eating in n out it's awesome

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Yes do it


I don't quite understand where you're coming from with this. Why not just say "thanks for the info, I didn't realize that"?
post #31 of 61
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Originally Posted by BigDStars187 View Post

Think of it as a random game. Based on my divots from today what can you tell about my swing?

I can tell you spend a lot of time working on your hair in front of a mirror.

post #32 of 61
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Originally Posted by maddog0512 View Post

I can tell you spend a lot of time working on your hair in front of a mirror.
I'm eating in n out it's awesome

That's exactly right
post #33 of 61
Why do we hi jack topics ?
He asked us to rate his divots not play grounds keeper.
post #34 of 61
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Originally Posted by jude View Post

Why do we hi jack topics ?
He asked us to rate his divots not play grounds keeper.

Because his divots mean nothing. We saw an issue that has more importance.
post #35 of 61
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Originally Posted by colin007 View Post

Because his divots mean nothing. We saw an issue that has more importance.
Bingo.
post #36 of 61
I am curious to know what the OP thinks he sees from his divots???
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