The attention placed on Pinehurst last week and this week has renewed attention on the brown turf vs. green turf debate. Many golf course superintendents vehemently oppose the word brown to describe turf, believing that it means dead turf. Realizing that, Mike Davis, the USGAs executive director, says golf industry people from himself to players to superintendents need to be careful when saying brown turf is good for the industry. What were really after is a couple of things. One is just less water used on golf courses for firmer conditions, Davis said. But that doesn't mean we're looking for brown golf courses. The other thing is just trying for less-manicured golf courses when you get off the fairway the concept of maintenance down the middle to literally reduce some of the costs and so on, he added. And I would contend, and many other people would contend, that it makes for more interesting golf when you do that. Thoughts?