You Want Fast Greens – Think Again!

Fast greens? Forget about it! Mike Davis, the USGA’s CEO and executive director (pictured) has declared that the “faster-is-better” approach to green speeds should stop.

He said, “This notion that good greens have to be fast greens is bad for golf – it’s just not good.”

“It’s costing the game more money to keep greens fast. It compromises in some cases the health of the greens. It compromises the architectural integrity of the greens sometimes. It certainly hurts pace of play,” Davis said. He added, “This arms race to get fast greens is not a good thing for the game of golf.”