Putting Greens: Speed Kills

Turf is much healthier when mowed higher and rolled, compared to being mowed lower. Research shows that frequent rolling (even five times per week), will not cause compaction or other turf health problems. Rolling is a great way to get fast, smooth greens and still maintain healthy turfgrass.

The Evolution of the Roller

Well known agronomist, Chris Hartwiger, gives a brief history of the golf roller, talks about the ‘ups and downs’ of rolling and introduces the Roll Factor, considered to be the most accurate means of establishing the amount of compaction a roller may contribute to... the lower the better. The study was published in 1996 and is definitely worth a read...