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OK this is bugging me. At Olympic during the US Open, and just now I'm watching the AT&T; National. They mentioned that they "syringed the greens".

I've never heard that before.

Does a guy secretly come out with a big huge needle, and give a shot to the greens?

Is it just another term for watering the greens?

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Syringing involves spraying the greens with water to lower the temperature of and heat stress on the greens.

This process caused a stir at the 2001 U.S. Open at Southern Hills CC in Tulsa. Greens crewmen showed up periodically to spray the greens with water mist. Volunteer country clubbers tried to prevent the spraying because they incorrectly thought it would slow down the speed of the greens. Serious unpleasantries were exchanged.

Some technologically advanced courses will have greenside sprayers pop up on summer afternoons for 30-second spray jobs to cool things off.

The greens crews at the course I play will take a soil coring tool (about the thickness of a pencil) and stick it into the greens. If the soil core is crumbly and short on moisture, the crew will soak the green in early evening or early morning to build up moisture for the coming day. (This is not the same as syringing.)

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hey do they syringe the greens with speed before the U.S. Open? *rolling laughter* Get it?!?!?! Speed, like the amount of velocity at which an object travels...but also the illegal drug because...syringe...drug.......*puts head down and walks way*

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[URL=http://lmgtfy.com/?q=syringed+the+greens]http://lmgtfy.com/?q=syringed+the+greens[/URL]

The first result in that Google search is this thread. :-P

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Haha awesome! When I first set it up, it had a wiki explanation thing that was first. Kinda cool to know it evolves with what's trending.

Originally Posted by jamo

The first result in that Google search is this thread.

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Originally Posted by Timothy Voyles

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Originally Posted by jamo

The first result in that Google search is this thread.

Haha awesome! When I first set it up, it had a wiki explanation thing that was first. Kinda cool to know it evolves with what's trending.

FYI, I don't think it's the first result because of trends as much as it's because Google bases its search results on related pages you've already been to.  (I.e., if you were to clear the cache/cookies on your computer, or search from a different computer that hadn't visited this page already, it probably wouldn't be the first listing.)

Edit: Hmm, I used a different browser and it still showed up first, so I could be wrong...

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A greens crewman where I play demonstrated a hand-held turf temperature monitor to some of us players Saturday on the practice green.

Temperature in middle of green was 103*. On the fringe was 98*, and two feet away in the shady rough was 86*. A soil probe, however, showed decent moisture beneath the green.

Out on the course the No. 4 green - probably the low point of the course - had measured 108*.

He said humidity was only about 15% - unusually low for St. Louis area. Apparently high temperature plus high humidity is the roughest on the turf, "cooking the grass" as he said.

Clarification: syringing involves misting the area of the green to lower air temperature. If anyone has ever gone on a summer farming tour, the farmers sometimes spot-irrigate a field just as the tour bus arrives. You get out after the quick irrigation, and the temperature feels 20* cooler.

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