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Old 06-22-2015, 12:41 PM   #51
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Ok 1 more last interesting note.

Oakmont, next years Open, and probably one of the finest US courses have full Poa greens.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:43 PM   #52
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Ok 1 more last interesting note.

Oakmont, next years Open, and probably one of the finest US courses have full Poa greens.
I was thinking about that this week. Was there for the 2010 USWO.
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Old 06-22-2015, 03:44 PM   #53
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One more thing from this week in Tacoma.

Tweet yesterday from Beth Daniel:

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Btw @joebucksstlouis we don't get excited in golf when someone 3 putts to lose the @usopengolf

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Old 06-22-2015, 04:10 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by Blue View Post
I was thinking about that this week. Was there for the 2010 USWO.
Then again they have some of the best greens. I think that they have perfected poa greens.

There is nothing per se bad about Poa greens. Played on plenty of them. Yes late in the afternoon they can get a little bumpy because they always want to go to seed, but the idea is that it is a big problem is false.

It is only a problem when it mixes with other grasses like Bent as the 2 will grow unevenly.

However they have some new strange hybrid grasses out there.
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I am incredibly excited about Oakmont. What a fantastic, difficult course.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:48 AM   #56
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I am incredibly excited about Oakmont. What a fantastic, difficult course.
Should bring us back to sanity, of course they will complain that the fairways are too narrow, rough to thick and the greens too fast.

There is a reason that these old classic courses are still the best.
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Should bring us back to sanity, of course they will complain that the fairways are too narrow, rough to thick and the greens too fast.

There is a reason that these old classic courses are still the best.
They'll definitely complain about the greens.

Nobody should complain about the spectator experience, though. This is one of the best spectator courses on the pro tours. You can get close on every hole and the hilly landscape with practically no trees and no water (I think ... maybe one spot of water) means you can see multiple holes from almost everywhere.
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