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Olde Sycamore Golf Plantation


"Average"

9/16/22: Review by KirklandSpecial

Tee boxes - above average Fairways - excellent Greens - below average Played the course more times than I can count in the last 5 years. The greens were the best the crew can make them, but more than half of them have dead spots. They put the flags in the best spots,...

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    • #3539

      On this web site we rate course condition and warn each other about bad conditions so that we can avoid a course for awhile if need be. I have some questions for anyone that might know, that could help me understand how long to avoid a course. Let’s just assume normal weather conditions for the circumstances.

      How long does it take a green that has been punched with large holes to fully recover?

      How long does it take a green that has been punched with small holes to fully recover?

      How long does it take a green to fully absorb a layer of sand that has been put down?

      How long does it take a green to fully recover from a ball mark?

      How long does it take a fairway or tee box divot to fu! lly recover if you replace the divot?

      How long does it take a fairway or tee box divot to fully recover if you fill it with sand?

      How long does it take a fairway or tee box divot to fully recover if nothing is done?

      I know that it is golf etiquette to not walk on a person’s putting line. What is the reasoning behind this? I mean if you think about it, doesn’t the foursome ahead of you pretty much trample down the green for you just prior to you hitting your shot up on. Is it just to avoid an accusation of foul play, that someone might intentionally try to ruff up a person’s line?

    • #7499

      I worked at wild wing plantation in myrtle beach a few years back. The answers to most of your questions depend on the type of greens. Bent grass takes the longest to heal and more water. It’s a cool weather grass and why it’s punched in the spring and fall. Burmuda will take the shortest and only done in warm weather because that is when it grows the quickest.

      Large holes usually take 3-6 weeks to fully recover while small holes 2-3. All depends on the green type.

      Sand depends on how heavy it’s laid down. Watering is done nightly and usually gone within a week or so. Depends on the hole size that is punched.

      If the ball mark is fixed the correct way a day or 2. If it is left and even a little of it is sticking up the mower will scalp! it and it could be a week or so. At the beach we used long ball mark tools (like a stamper) that fixed the marks before we mowed the greens.

      Depending on the grass for the tee box/fairway I learned in the south leave it. Use the sand they give you. some will be treated to grow the grass others will mix seed. don’t bother replacing the divot you took because once it’s out its dead putting it back only hinders the growth of new grass. Check with the course to see what their policy is if you really want to know. Recovery time is different for different grass types. I would say a week or so. That’s why golf courses move the tee markers back or forth every day or are supposed to. If nothing is done 2-3 weeks if fertilizer is put down.

      Cleat marks are the biggest culprit in someones line. remember it’s a rule that you can fix a ball mark in your line but not a cleat mark. Also someone that may weigh a little ! on the heavy side can effect the line too by putting an imprin! t where you need to putt.

      Hope that answers your questions.

      Joe

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9/16/22: Review by KirklandSpecial

Tee boxes - above average Fairways - excellent Greens - below average Played the course more times than I can count in the last 5 years. The greens were the best the crew can make them, but more than half of them have dead spots. They put the flags in the best spots,...

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