Accuracy off of the tee is critical on the opening hole of the back nine. The perfect drive is to the corner of the dogleg. From there, the hole plunges down the hill toward Hazeltine Lake. Back left hole locations are particularly difficult, since they bring the lake into play and approach shots that end up right of the ridge that bisects the green will leave two hard putts to make par. *

To maintain this complicated green, Tritabaugh and his crew used the Toro Greensmaster Flex 2120, which features a 21″ cutting width, and is the mower of choice for many prestigious courses.


Perfectly manicured green on Hole 10 at Hazeltine.


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* Background information from

Jim King, MTI Distributing