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Description - The Superintendent's Guide to Controlling Putting Green Speed by Thomas A. Nikolai

Let renowned expert Thomas Nikolai bring you up to speed on establishing and maintaining the best green speeds for your course. He covers it all: playability, environmental and weather factors, mowing, turfgrass species selection...every consideration that influences how fast and how far a given putt will go. Dr. Nikolai -- turfgrass academic specialist at Michigan State and green speed specialist for The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America -- distills a wealth of research and first-hand experience into easy-to-follow advice on how to deal with the common problems associated with green speed, techniques on how to find the ideal speed for your greens, and the correct use of current technology, including the Stimpmeter. His non-technical language makes the information accessible whether you're a golf course superintendent or a student. Order your copy today.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471472728
ISBN-10: 0471472727
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 160mm x 15mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Thomas A. Nikolai

THOMAS A. NIKOLAI, PhD, is the Turfgrass Academic Specialist at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He is also a faculty member of The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) specializing in green speed management issues. He spent ten years working on golf courses and ten years working as a turfgrass research technician studying such topics as fertilization, topdressing, lightweight green rolling, cultivation techniques, PGR's, mowing heights, wetting agents, leaf mulching, irrigation scheduling, putting green root zone mixes, and alternative spikes.