Educational Video Clips

Welcome to the USGA's Green Section video and animation clips. Course maintenance is vital in attaining quality conditions. But many people don't know how it's done and why certain procedures are used to accomplish various tasks. The information below can better illustrate procedures while serving as an educational tool.

Typically, aerating a golf course is unpopular and generates lots of questions, but it is an essential practice for maintaining healthy turf and quality playing conditions. The following video clip provides insight about this imperative course maintenance practice.

Why Aerating A Course Is Vital  (Windows Media Player)

Hand watering greens is a necessary golf course maintenance practice for a number of reasons detailed in this video overview.

The Necessity Of Hand-Watering Greens   (Windows Media Player)

Many golfers have never seen how greens are sprigged with bermudagrass or other warm-season turfgrasses. This video has been sped up dramatically making the fellows planting the green look like they are working even harder than usual. Be prepared for some fast-paced action.

Planting A Bermudagrass Green

Turfgrass Animations

Repairing Ballmarks High Bandwidth  Download 
Why Bunkers Are Not Consistent High Bandwidth  Download 
Bunker Etiquette High Bandwidth  Download 
Why Aerate Greens? High Bandwidth  Download 
Etiquette Toward Maintenance Personnel High Bandwidth  Download 
Watering For Healthy Turf High Bandwidth  Download 
Selecting Hole Locations High Bandwidth  Download 
Changing A Hole Location High Bandwidth  Download 
Trees On The Golf Course High Bandwidth  Download 
Divot Repair Etiquette High Bandwidth  Download 
Use Of The Stimpmeter High Bandwidth  Download 
Golf Cart Etiquette High Bandwidth  Download 
Frost Issues High Bandwidth  Download 
Making A Great Putting Green Surface High Bandwidth  Download 
TV Golf Versus Daily Play High Bandwidth  Download 
Environmentally Sensitive Areas High Bandwidth  Download 

These animations are property of the USGA and may be downloaded for educational purposes only. They are not for commercial use and may not be reproduced. © 2005

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