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Putting tips: Bentgrass vs. Bermuda


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Golf course collar mowingTV announcers often make quick remarks about how the

turf grass type influences tournament putting.

 

This article Bermuda vs. Bentgrass explains the physical

difference between two popular green turfs, and how it

influences putt alignment and speed.

 

(Green to left is bentgrass).

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I’d add that Bermuda isn’t Bermuda.  As in it’s not at all the same.    Look at grass thickness.  Is it thin ?  Or thick ?  If It’s thin it will roll true and more like dry bent.  If it’s thick ?  Well.  Buckle up buttercup.  You’ll see some balls do some things you think aren’t possible.  You have to start reading grain at that point , and learn dying speed.   Thick doesn’t always mean slow either.  

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Putting on bent most of my life I don’t even worry about grain.  The first few times I putted on Bermuda I was worried, but modern Bermuda doesn’t seem that grainy and it was no big deal.  

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I will add that I 100% agree with the comments about chipping from Bermuda, the grain is a big deal there.  

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39 minutes ago, dlygrisse said:

Putting on bent most of my life I don’t even worry about grain.  The first few times I putted on Bermuda I was worried, but modern Bermuda doesn’t seem that grainy and it was no big deal.  

 

Really well conditioned bermuda it's not a huge deal, mainly uphill and downhill for speed control, you can get putts that scream downhill. If it gets a little furry though it can grab it like crazy. 

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Grew up playing bent, but now play Bermuda.  Much easier to putt on bent.  All you have to worry about is the slope.

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