The ATC Doublecut with Micah Woods

This looks at a classic post from a few years ago in which I discussed four tools used to measure surface hardness (firmness) of golf course putting greens. Andrew McDaniel joined me on this episode to provide more insight into these tools.

Show Notes

The post discussed in this episode is I planned to discuss this one also but decided to hold that discussion for another episode: I was joined by Andrew McDaniel ( for this discussion.

I also mentioned the chart from Steve Isaac showing the target firmness levels for links course championship events. You can see that chart in this post:

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Creators & Guests

Micah Woods
I'm chief scientist at the Asian Turfgrass Center and director of the @paceturf information service. Some current projects include #OM246, #ClipVol, and #MLSN.
Andrew McDaniel
MS State Alumn / Superintendent at Keya Golf Club / Site of KBC Augusta / Only course on Japan Tour with Korai (zoysia) greens

What is The ATC Doublecut with Micah Woods?

I discuss ATC blog posts, with supplementary information, stories, and the reasons why I thought the topic was worth writing about, and worth reading about. Thus, a doublecut of these topics. This covers grass selection, playability, and all the work done to create a certain type of turfgrass surface.