Golf Course Management
Over the past few years, some disadvantages to alternative spikes have surfaced. The amount of damage to putting surfaces is in question, but the damage may not be noticed immediately, as it is with the conventional 8-mm length metal spike. The present study questions the effect of alternative spikes on putting green quality and ball roll.
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Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
Brahler, C. Jayne; MacGowan, Joe; Kapper, Marjorie; Murphy, Katie; Pequignot, Mike; Seidelson, Cristi; Denlinger, Vicki; and Crites, Carrie, "A Disengaging Metal Spike and Putting Green Quality" (2001). Health and Sport Science Faculty Publications. 38.