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Old 06-24-2014, 06:00 PM   #51
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Wow. This is just plan cool. Ive had friends talk about this, and heard of peoples plans to do it, but no one i know has ever actually done it. That is fantastic.

Do you get a bunch of bounce from it or is it relatively smooth. Looks great!
Its very smooth now with virtually no bounce at all...its a beautiful roll. But that was after several top dressings of sand. Rolling it right after mowing really helps makes it smooth too.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:04 PM   #52
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Oh and if you have never played the Moody Gardens course....they have the most outstanding putting greens I have ever seen.....and by a long shot. They used paspalum grass and those greens were just immaculate...not a blemish anywhere on them. What a great grass for a green.

I use Celebration Bermuda cause that's what I already had planted here at my house and it is pretty awesome too!
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:02 PM   #53
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How often do you have the mow the green?
If you get lazy, and do not mow it as often as you should does that affect the green?

I have never seen anyone do this, and simply figured there was some magic required to make it work. Why aren't these everywhere?
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:13 PM   #54
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Yup . I want
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:22 AM   #55
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How often do you have the mow the green?
If you get lazy, and do not mow it as often as you should does that affect the green?

I have never seen anyone do this, and simply figured there was some magic required to make it work. Why aren't these everywhere?
You can mow it every day no problem. I have let it go for 3-4 days before without mowing. It just makes them really tall and slow....alot like a tee box. Once you mow it and roll it again its good to go.

If you already have the grass in place its really not that hard as long as you have good drainage.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:50 AM   #56
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just plain awesome. and one 3 putt. youre ready for some scrambles!!
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:11 AM   #57
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I'm impressed, but this gave me bad memory flashbacks to a summer job I had in high school mowing 18 greens every single day on a developing golf course in Arizona (Desert Mountain). That and grass bunker mowing with a hover mower made for some long days. Like you said, I was always surprised how much grass would grow in 24 hours.

Nice work!
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:44 AM   #58
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You can mow it every day no problem. I have let it go for 3-4 days before without mowing. It just makes them really tall and slow....alot like a tee box. Once you mow it and roll it again its good to go.

If you already have the grass in place its really not that hard as long as you have good drainage.

That was much more commitment than I was prepared for.
What if I mow it about every 2 weeks / directly before intending to use it....

Do you mow yours everyday?
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Old 06-26-2014, 09:51 AM   #59
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That was much more commitment than I was prepared for.
What if I mow it about every 2 weeks / directly before intending to use it....

Do you mow yours everyday?
I mow mine about every other day. 2 weeks is too long to wait IMO because that grass could grow at least 2 inches in that time. You would cut too much off at once and scalp it. It would never have a chance to fill in right at ground level.

Not to mention mowing 2" grass down to 3/16" with a manual reel mower would probably kill a man.

If you had a motorized reel mower then it would be fine but it would still be yellow and scalped.
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Old 06-26-2014, 07:04 PM   #60
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I'd rather have a nice archery range--
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:18 AM   #61
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Maybe the neighbor will let you chip from his yard
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:15 PM   #62
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Nice!
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Old 08-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #63
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I need this in my back yard.
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Old 10-24-2014, 05:31 PM   #64
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Thought I would post an update. I haven't done too much except fertilize and keep it mowed.





I need to top dress with sand again but it rolls pretty dang true and very smooth.
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:45 PM   #65
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What sand are you using and where did you get it?
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:59 PM   #66
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That's flipping awesome
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:53 AM   #67
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I get white masonry sand by the pickup load at a local landscape place. It's about $25/cubic yard.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:31 AM   #68
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Here is how it rolls....



Homemade putting green - YouTube

How many shots did it take to make it perfect??

just kidding, looks nice
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Old 10-29-2014, 10:59 PM   #69
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Sweet
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:05 AM   #70
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Lookin good
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:13 AM   #71
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:28 AM   #72
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This is bad***** plain and simple.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:46 AM   #73
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Wow just saw this. That's pretty darn cool! Great job man.
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Old 11-11-2014, 01:56 AM   #74
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It turned out great... Good Work
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:29 AM   #75
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This is bad***** plain and simple.

Yep, what he said^^^
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:04 AM   #76
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Very cool, I always wanted to try that project
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:48 AM   #77
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I am about ready to move on this
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Old 12-23-2014, 04:54 PM   #78
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It's still holding up great despite 2 hard freezes In November. The warm weather lately has it looking lush while the same grass in the yard is dormant.







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Old 01-02-2015, 10:28 AM   #79
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Looking great! I could come up with a new beer drinking game pretty quick if I had a putting green in my back yard lol.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:10 PM   #80
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I added 2 more holes to the green for a total of 4 now.

I need to add more sand pretty soon but overall it came out of the winter in good shape.






My plan is to get a better reel mower (gas powered) that can mow shorter than the 1/4" height I'm limited too now.

Still haven't put that bunker in yet either.
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Old 05-18-2015, 02:32 PM   #81
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I am going to do this soon, I don't have any idea what kind of grass I have, mostly weeds, anything I should do first, maybe plant grass and let it get going before I start?? I am also wanting to put some different levels in it, should I just do that with the sand and water it in good before starting?? If you decide to sell your mower when you get another, I may be interested

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Old 05-18-2015, 02:50 PM   #82
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I remember this thread when you first started it. Glad to see it's working out well. You should be one heck of a putter by now. That would make for a real good time there!
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Old 06-22-2016, 09:00 AM   #83
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Unclefish, I know this thread is an old one, but I was curious on if/how your little green has held up the last year with all of the rain.

My uncle is a course superintendent and I've always enjoyed watching people take on greens/ranges/little courses of their own.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:40 AM   #84
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Awesome!
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:46 AM   #85
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Don't forget the iron. We sprayed fe once a month during the grow season. Of course, we also watered every day around 5am. We had 29 greens and each was about $100k to build properly. Yes they were almost tour quality. We also plugged or aeriated once a year and amended the voids level with a mixture of sand and fertilizers. The grass you mentioned in Galveston is bred to survive the salt air Galveston sees. Just a bit north we used tiff eagle irc.

Cool project. Looks pretty good.
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Old 06-22-2016, 02:14 PM   #86
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Whats this look like now? this makes me want to do in my byard badly
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Old 06-22-2016, 03:05 PM   #87
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We need an update!!!
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:13 AM   #88
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great build. Thanks for sharing
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:23 AM   #89
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Too cool!
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Old 03-21-2017, 08:54 PM   #90
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Any updates on this?? ever do anything else to it?
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Old 05-07-2018, 10:01 PM   #91
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Just curious if there could be an update on this green? How’s it looking 4 years later?
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Old 05-22-2018, 05:18 PM   #92
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Man that’s neat. I plan on doing something similar someday
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:16 PM   #93
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Looks great! Now I want one too
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