Synthetic Greens for Hong Kong Course

A synthetic course constructed by Southwest Greens, credit: southwestgreens.com      Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club, located on the shores of Hong Kong, will have a six hole course featuring…

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Rio's Olympic Turf Grass

Rio's Olympic golf course.     The vibrant green strain of zoysia growing on the fairways, roughs and tee-boxes of the 7,290-yard, par 71 course in Rio de Janeiro first sprouted in Poteet, Texas.…

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Longevity in Public Golf

While the opportunity to expand or upgrade infrastructure is enticing, setting aside resources for unforeseen expenses-- such as solving drainage or irrigation issues or fixing outdated or obsolete…

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Open Letter on Aggressive Cleats

Image via usga.org      To those active on social media sites, or those involved in turf management, the emergence of aggressive plastic cleats is no news, but Pat Jones, writing for Golf Course…

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Water Consumption in CA

Image via 4pictures.zimbio.com      Reducing total acreage of grass and using recycled water are two methods CA golf courses have used to reduce water consumption. But high temperatures and…

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Replica Course to be Built in Florida

Sabal Trace, image via americantowns.com.      The clubhouse at North Port’s Sabal Trace Golf & Country Club is set to be demolished, and its 18-hole course to be ripped up to make way for the new…

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Tropical Signalgrass on Florida Courses

With recent loss of MSMA in Florida, superintendents will have to find new solutions to control tropical signalgrass, solutions which recent research by Dr. Bert McCarty, Clemson University, shows are…

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Paspalum, Warm Season Warrior

Paspalum setaceum, image via upload.wikimedia.org      While in the recent past superintendents were limited in their selection of warm-season turf grasses, an increase of cultivars like Paspalum…

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