One of the big topics of conversation this week at the 121st U.S. Open are the greens at Torrey Pines.
Like many greens on the west coast, they are Poa Annua grass. For players who grew up on Poa, it’s no big deal but for the rest it takes some getting used to.
So for today’s lesson, we’re bringing in Eric Lohman, a member of the PGA Of America and general manager of the Monarch Beach Golf Links outside San Juan Capistrano in Southern California.
You may not live on the west coast, but in case you take a vacation or find yourself invited to play on a course with Poa greens, this tip’s for you.
It will also help you understand what the field needs to know this week on the South Course at Torrey Pines.