US Open Congressional 2011

June 16, 2011 by staff 

US Open Congressional 2011US Open Congressional 2011, Officials of both the Spanish Federation of Golf and Country Club Congress downplayed concerns about the state of the field of blue, which is preparing to welcome his third U.S. Open starting Thursday.
Mike Davis, USGA executive director in charge of setting the course for the Open, said Wednesday that although the greens were under duress for two consecutive weeks of high temperatures, officials believe will be the day tournament
“We are delighted with the greens at this time,” said Davis. “… No concern for the health of long-term green.”

Stan Zontek, the USGA agronomist who is working closely with Congress, said Tuesday that the teams are back from getting the course open in typical conditions – firm, fast greens and gnarled, thick rough – due to weather hot that preceded this week, which has been unusually cold. However, Davis and Mike Giuffre, director of the Congress of golf course maintenance, said Wednesday that likely affected the setbacks practice rounds Monday and Tuesday, but otherwise OK.

“Last week was brutal,” said Davis. “We not only moisture, but the temperature is formed. We had to go into this not exactly where we want to be open, because in a perfect world, we would have the truth presented [in the state tournament] in terms of speed and strongly Monday to Wednesday [and] Thursday through Sunday, and just could not do that. ”

Davis had a goal that the Greens would shoot between 14 and 14.5 on the stimpmeter, a device used to measure the speed of the green. In comparison, the greens at Pebble Beach for the Open last year – they are relatively small – shot 11 to 11.5 and those at Oakmont in 2007 were 14.5 to 15. Green Congress had not reached the target of the practice rounds.

“Instead of being 14 years on Monday, then rolling and we reach the same championship,” said Giuffre. “If we are not, it will be because we have a storm and softens up – the rain, that kind of thing. That’s where you just do not know.”

As for the rough, Giuffre said the USGA wants the first cut to 3-1/4 inch holes 3-3/4 short of the longest. Cutting high school – far from the street – is supposed to be between 5.4 inches. Giuffre said that these objectives have been met, despite the high raw can be a bit thinner due to the lack of rain.

“But I think our drive will be more criminal than last year at Pebble Beach,” Giuffre said.

The USGA club and both said they are prepared to organize a good U.S. Open, regardless of time and stress in the previous year.

“Anytime you’re preparing for any event of the tournament, which will always however, that the cycle of ups and downs,” said Giuffre. “You have to take a step back in time. You have to move on, sometimes.”

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