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30 Mar, 2010

What do they mean when they say grain is opposite of shadow on the putting green?

Posted by: aaa_janitor In: Putting Greens

I dont know the whole concept of down grain or against. How can knowing the grain of a putting green surface make a difference in your putting?

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3 Responses to "What do they mean when they say grain is opposite of shadow on the putting green?"

1 | gorilla

March 30th, 2010 at 8:03 am

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CK is right and to add…it also greatly effects your putts break.

2 | C K

March 30th, 2010 at 8:03 am

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In florida the grass is bermuda, a very grainy type of grass which tends to grow toward the setting sun. An example would be to drag your foot on the carpet and see how the fibers are laying, when it is shiny the fibers a pointing away from you. If they are facing you it is darker. The same with a putting green. It all has to do with the speed of the putt. Against the grain, the ball will roll slower.

3 | max o

March 30th, 2010 at 8:03 am

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These guys are pretty close, the grass blades follow the the sun, so the grain can sort of change through out the day. so if the shadows are to the east, the grass is growing to the west.

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