Grass grain growing hectically: a new video
You’ve seen me make a lot of birdies on zoysia putting greens. This is a fascinating grass, and the ball roll on zoysia is different than what you see on bentgrass or bermudagrass. I’ve put together a video with more details about ball roll on zoysia greens.
Herbert Warren Wind wrote that zoysia greens:
are about three times as difficult to putt as Bermuda grass … because they are about three times as wiry and tufty. The grain of the grass grows hectically in every direction, like the extra-rough beard featured in shaving-cream commercials.
I hope this video will help you put this grass (and my many birdies on zoysia greens) into perspective.