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  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    There is also a line straight down the length of the green from the corner of my yard that is about 50 yards. It'll be just fine.

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  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members  576WRX Points: 359Posts: 576 Golden Tee
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    Cant believe I haven't seen this thread before, you are doing a great job man looks awesome! Where in the Falls you play? Legends, Grand Niagara, Whirlpool, and Pen Lakes would be my 4 recommendations for someone coming from out of town. I'm about 10 minutes from the Falls.

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  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    We played Whirlpool, Ushers Creek, Battlefield and Grand Niagara. It was a great time, crazy hot but lots of fun.

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    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members  576WRX Points: 359Posts: 576 Golden Tee
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    Yea the heats been mental here in the shop, been playing mostly early am and twilight rounds last month or so. Lots of good courses in the area.

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    TM R11 5-PW (Mizuno MP-4 for fun)
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    PM Grind 60*
    Cleveland HB #6 center shaft 
  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    Just dying for rain!! We are supposed to get 20mm today but so far it has all skirted around us though there is a larger system on the radar that is supposed to linger overnight. It can't be 34*C for two weeks and not result in a good thunder storm though, so crossing my fingers this system in the distance drops so goodness for me!


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    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • bill.igbill.ig Members  88WRX Points: 80Handicap: 11Posts: 88 Fairways
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    Your short game is going to be money this Fall.


    Really fun to read this and follow your progress. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  • berndgeurtsberndgeurts Members  45WRX Points: 28Handicap: 7.3Posts: 45 Bunkers
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    What kind of apron are you going to make? Just the normal grass lying around cut a little bit lower?

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  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    For now there won't be an apron, or if so, just the regular grass cut a bit shorter. I would need another reel mower set up to cut an apron which isn't in the budget just yet.

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    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

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    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    So right now I basically have a decent looking tee block in my yard. Things are progressing well and I may start the process of lowering the cut height by the end of this week. Currently at 1/2" and thinking of dropping to 3/8". There are a few seeded spots that are filling in well and tonight I watered in fertilizer and some more surfactant. We also got close to 2" of rain between Friday and Saturday night, (it was very welcome after a very dry spell and heat wave).


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    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members  576WRX Points: 359Posts: 576 Golden Tee
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    ^Looking great man, we were out in Wheatley all day Saturday for some flat track racing, weather was beautiful all day but there were traces of that rain from Friday night.

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    Cobra Baffler 16*
    PING G30 4h 22*
    TM R11 5-PW (Mizuno MP-4 for fun)
    Mizuno MP-T5 50*, 54*
    PM Grind 60*
    Cleveland HB #6 center shaft 
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  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    I'm hopefully only a month or so away from putting. I gave it a cut at 1/2" today and on Thursday I'll lower the height a slight bit. I expect as I lower it, there will be more spots identified that need to grow in, so we will see how it goes.

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    Callaway Epic Sub Zero - Rogue Max 65 S

    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    Every day is lawn maintenance day when you are building a practice green. Today I cut the lawn, (it was still a bit crispy), swept it, and cut the golf green. I took this photo while having a beer and admiring the view. I really need to get that bunker finished, maybe when this heat wave breaks.


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    Callaway Epic Sub Zero - Rogue Max 65 S

    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • 2bGood2bGood Members  5628WRX Points: 862Handicap: 3-8Posts: 5,628 Titanium Tees
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    This is very incredible - great work!

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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  412WRX Points: 279Handicap: 12Posts: 412 Greens
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    That is really looking good.

    Looking like an old school green from here. By today’s standards, a very nice fairway length.

    Well done DShepley

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  • DLiverDLiver Members  2864WRX Points: 327Handicap: 2.2Posts: 2,864 Titanium Tees
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    Very cool. Interesting thread--thanks for sharing it!

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  • A.PrinceyA.Princey Major Hacker Members  2582WRX Points: 546Handicap: 3Posts: 2,582 Titanium Tees
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    Looks uber impressive, but if I ever get the balls to do one outside, I'll go full-on, high end synthetic. I don't have your patience! Good luck and enjoy!

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    TM 2016 M2 12*, OG Graf Blue X 43.5"

    TEE XCG7 4W 16.5*, OG Graf Blue X 41.5"

    Callaway Rogue X 4i, Diamana 70 S, 39"

    Cobra King OS 4-G, XP95 R300

    Vokey 56(57*), 60(63*) DG-R400

    "Rusty" Byron DH89 Pipeneck, 34" (or any of 10  2 other putters...)

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers  14078WRX Points: 2,888Handicap: 3.1Posts: 14,078 Titanium Tees
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    Have you rolled any putts yet ?

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    Ping G400 5w 16.5* Blueboard Ion 73x
    Ping G410 7w 19.5* Fubuki Tour 73x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Fubuki ax400 82x
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  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    Yes, would be easier to look after. In this case I had everything to build it pretty much. Synthetic this size would cost around $20-$25K. So far I have about $1700 into it.

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    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    I hit some chips and pitches the other day. It's still too long to putt on.

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    Callaway Epic Sub Zero - Rogue Max 65 S

    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

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  • DShepleyDShepley Members  262WRX Points: 268Handicap: 2Posts: 262 Greens
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    The green was starting to show some stress from the heat which was likely amplified somewhat by the cut height being lowered recently. I treated with Nitrogen as a foliar spray at 1/4lb / 1000 sq ft and things seem to be greening up. Tonight I also top dressed lightly, (which will become a weekly routine for the next while), and unfortunately stumbled across what may be cutworm damage. I am going to go out later tonight with a flashlight to see if I can confirm that it is cutworm but have a few calls in regarding treatment. Amateur greenskeeping is hard.....


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    Callaway Epic Sub Zero - Rogue Max 65 S

    TM R15 3 Wood - Speeder Evo Tour Spec S

    Srixon ZU85 18* - Recoil F4

    Adams CMB (4-Gap) - KBS C-Taper S

    Titleist Vokey SM7 54* & 58*

    Rife Cayman Brac - Island Finish

  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  412WRX Points: 279Handicap: 12Posts: 412 Greens
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    dang, sure hate that you may have an issue with this. Hopefully this can be healed rather simply. You’ve done some great work with this

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    Wishon 929HS  14* S2S White S
    Wishon 775HS   21* S2S Black Hybrids S
    Wishon 575MMC Forged 4-A Superlight steel S
    PING Glide 3.0  54*SS & 60* Eye2
    Ping Anser3 Swan neck MgBr putter
  • farmerfarmer Members  8900WRX Points: 1,336Posts: 8,900 Titanium Tees
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    Diazanon, if you can get it.

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  • justasgoodjustasgood Without Tempo, you are just a hacker. Members  3215WRX Points: 831Handicap: I.Q.Posts: 3,215 Titanium Tees
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    Great picture and fantastic job to date. Cheers!!

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  • Twin2LTwin2L Members  412WRX Points: 279Handicap: 12Posts: 412 Greens
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    That's a great pic!

    Looking better this week. Nice to hear that your treatments are working.

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    It matters not what others call you. What you choose to answer to identifies who you are.


    Wishon 919THI  9* S2S Black 65 S
    Wishon 929HS  14* S2S White S
    Wishon 775HS   21* S2S Black Hybrids S
    Wishon 575MMC Forged 4-A Superlight steel S
    PING Glide 3.0  54*SS & 60* Eye2
    Ping Anser3 Swan neck MgBr putter
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    Beautiful picture. I love your part of the world.

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  • berndgeurtsberndgeurts Members  45WRX Points: 28Handicap: 7.3Posts: 45 Bunkers
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    Didn't you know? For Ben Hogan to appear, you have to say his name three times into a corn cob and walk around the green for 1 minute. After this the field of dreams will do it's magic.

    Great picture and still a great project. I'm impressed.

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  • DLiverDLiver Members  2864WRX Points: 327Handicap: 2.2Posts: 2,864 Titanium Tees
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    Did you confirm that you had cutworms? You mentioned going out at night to check--how does that work?

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