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I’d like to hear what everybody has to say about this: I played a round yesterday and through 17 the greens were WET and SOFT. If you chipped you had to fly it to the hole, if you putt you might as well have used your driver. Anyways, I finally just started flying the ball pin high so I was getting closer approaches and then on 18, from 175 out with a nice little 7 I thought I was going to be going for eagle- the ball was going right at the stick but when it landed on the green, near the flag, it bounced as though it landed on concrete and ended up 10 yards off the back of the green. Anybody else have this happen?

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We've got one green that was totally replaced last fall that is hard as a rock and we all know it. Other than that, the rest of the greens are fairly consistent in regard to how approach shots, chip and pitches react. The problem with our greens is that just about all of them have patches of a different grass than what the green is supposed to be. This odd grass, not poa annua BTW, has grain to it and can cause the ball to hop/bounce, affect speed and throw the ball off-line. Inconsistent greens (and bunkers for that matter) can be very frustrating!

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The problem I have at the moment is that my club allowed the grass to grow during lock down to protect it and didn't get enough warning to cut it back before opening. Another club I play at regularly kept their grass mown so I have to try and adapt to both. Meanwhile the hot dry weather is changing the speed of both of them. My club are saying they will have finished bringing their grass back down to spec over the next week.

But for now my putting is suffering.

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