Ballstriker's Rejoice: Bellerive's Greens Are Slow, Weak And Not Likely To Improve

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August and the first 100 years are going out with a bang!

We know how hard the agronomists work to get a course ready, so picking on Bellerive's slow, soft and tender greens is not high on anyone's list.  Especially as we sit here Tuesday with multiple deluges hitting the course after relentless heat all summer.

As Joel Beall first noted for, the early signs at Bellerive are not good. 

But as The Forecaddie writes with more details on the issues, the balky greens have been an ongoing issue for the course dating back to last summer and all of 2018.

The Post-Dispatch's take by Dave Matter is a bit sunnier, with Tony Finau calling the greens good, something to note for those on his bandwagon this week. 

Carlos Arraya, Director of Grounds here, was on Live From the PGA during Monday's show and is looking forward to cooler conditions as the week goes: 

We discussed on Morning Drive my first impressions of the course: