27 thoughts on “How they mow the fairways at The Masters Augusta National

  1. @Duffman23790 Most sporting venues are fake. I have never seen a patch of
    grass that was naturally marked with yard lines in convenient 5 yard
    increments. I have never seen ice freeze naturally in a convenient oval
    with red and blue lines occuring from a mysterious natural phenomenon. What
    is your point?

  2. @Riff28Raff You are correct. The course where I play let all memberships
    lapse and refused to renew them. They decided it was not worth the unwanted
    input from know-nothing members who think they are experts on everything.
    They dedided they could raise more money offering package deals, daily
    tournaments and leagues than catering to members. So far they have done
    quite well. Most of the private clubs are not doing well since the economy
    tanked and a lot are going semi-public.

  3. @Riff28Raff I agree with you that a great many have no idea how to respect
    a course when they play. I cannot count how many plug marks i have fixed on
    greens courtesy of the people who played before me. I also respect the job
    that greenskeepers do considering my first job was as a 12 year old
    carrying a steel bucket of seed sand and filling in fairway divots at a
    local course. I have also met many great people on golf courses over the
    years. Don’t paint all with one brush.

  4. @Riff28Raff I find it funny that people always expect conditions at
    different courses to be the same. Especially when teh locations are
    completely diferent. I know people who play Myrtle Beach in April or May
    and then come back to Canada and whine when the courses are not in the same
    condition even though we are 18 hours North and are under snow and ice for
    4 months a year.

  5. @Duffman23790 Playing at the Masters is not invitational only, players can
    earn their way there. It used to be by invitation only but the PGA insisted
    that if a player meets certain criteria then he is eligible to play there
    or it would not be considered a PGA event. The Masters can then invite
    whomever else they want. But they cannot exclude a player who has met the

  6. Forgive me if i’m wrong but isn’t this how most fairways are cut coming
    into major tournaments in the US by using the pushing and pulling method?

  7. @Midnightrambler3760 Ive worked on golf courses that have never needed to
    go to these extreams. The British open courses for example, Carnoustie,
    St.andrews, Royal Lytham, Royal St georges have next to no fakery and in
    turn make for a much more appealing course imo. Maybe im alone in saying
    that, but somtimes less is more.

  8. @Duffman23790 Golf Courses are like art, and beauty is on the eye of the
    beholder. I have been to Augusta National, and it is quite an amazing
    course when you see it in real life. Definitely a masterpiece for sure. I
    do agree with you though, about courses that have more natural textures
    being more beautiful. I am more partial to heathland courses myself. Sand,
    pines, tall grass, and water/wetland mixed in between.

  9. @Riff28Raff That is hillarious, comparing leaves on a links course to a
    course lined with trees. They are smart at Augusta, they line it with
    Georgia pines. No leaves and not a lot of rough to mow.

  10. what you don’t see is on the front of every mower infront of the driver.
    They have a tennis ball hanging from a string, this is so they can stay in
    formation like the blue angels. It is THAT precise

  11. @wpanic05 your right, im jelous silly me. you do realise that because its
    invitation only, any comentator that degrades or bad mouths the course wont
    be aloud back the following year (i bet 95% of them think what im
    thinking). Im speaking not just as a golfer but also a greenkeeper, augusta
    is an exibition not a golf course

  12. @Riff28Raff mate i agree with u 100% im a greenskeeper in melboure (aus) on
    the sandbelt n they give me the shits!!! walking up and down the bunker
    faces, getting in ya way,n just been down right rude

  13. @Duffman23790 You are 100% correct, less is definitely more. Golf is an
    outdoor sport and you should feel like you are definitely outdoors. I have
    friends who will not play a links course if it is even slightly windy, I
    say “Bring it on!”

  14. @Riff28Raff The greenskeeper where is play is phenomenal, many greens are
    heavily shaded and how he keeps them playable is beyond me. Most of the
    people who play there are aware of what a great job he does and at the end
    of the season when the league has it’s banquet the greens crew is invited
    and they eat and drink for free. There are always going to be idiots, best
    is just to nod and smile and when they walk away quickly forget everything
    they said.

  15. @MetallicA19185 Your’re right. Players complained that the stripes
    distracted them, so they went to pushing and pulling the fairways. I would
    imagine though that the U.S Open doesnt use this many mowers.

  16. @cal2arms UMM the tennis balls aren’t there to help alignment, they are to
    throw at the mower in front of them to alert the operator that they have a
    problem such as an oil leak or is cutting badly. You just made 100’s of
    people dumber by your mis informed comment

  17. Lets not forget that Augusta isnt a golf course, its more fake than a pair
    of pornstars tits. Blue dye in the ponds to make them LOOK brighter. All
    the bark and plants around the back of the green has all been planted and
    raked out weeks before the masters begins to make it LOOK natural.

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