Re: Is te 18th green of a public golf course faster than the others?
When you say the green is "fast" it means the ball rolls a bit further when you putt than you expect it to.* When the green is very dry, it tends to be very fast.
It has nothing to do with how fast the players play.
*If you know it's fast, then it doesn't go further than you expect it to, but just that you have to hit more softly to get the same distance than in normal circumstances.
That said, in this essay, it seems to be a play on the word "fast" - do they play more quickly. If you are talking to real golfers and talk about the greens being fast, don't think it usually means that people play quickly.
Last edited by Barb_D; 17-Sep-2013 at 04:37.
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