PRESS ROOM: Trinity Zoysia Grass Named for Trinity Forest Golf Club, Site of AT&T Byron Nelson PGA Tournament

Trinity Zoysia

Trinity Forest Golf Club, Home of the AT&T Byron Nelson is grassed with Trinity Zoysia on tees & fairways

Sustainability, Environmental Stewardship Combine for Firm, Fast Surfaces with Lots of Ball Roll

Tournament: AT&T Byron Nelson, 50th Anniversary of Event

Dates: May 14 – 20, 2018

Moves to New Location: Trinity Forest Golf Club, Dallas, Texas

Built on the site of a former landfill. Sustainability, environmental stewardship major themes.

Design of Course: Links style

Type of grass: Trinity Zoysia, named for Trinity Forest, which is the first course in the world to be planted with this low water use, sustainable grass wall-to-wall tees and fairways. The course does not have playable rough. (Grass was formerly known as L1F zoysia in the research stage.) Unplayable edges are planted in native grasses and flowers. Greens are Champion Bermuda.

Trinity Zoysia developed in Texas

Trinity Forest Golf Club located in Dallas, Texas

Height of cut in fairways & tees: .350-inch

Architect: Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

Superintendent: Kasey Kauff

Grass developed by: Bladerunner Farms, Poteet Texas

Notable Trinity Forest Course Member: PGA Tour Player Jordan Spieth

 

Overview

Overview of AT&T Byron Nelson tournament at Trinity Forest 

For the 50th Anniversary of the AT&T Byron Nelson, the PGA Tour moves to Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas. The course is grassed with an environmentally friendly grass called Trinity Zoysia, named for the golf course. Trinity Forest was built on the site of a former landfill. Trinity Zoysia was developed in Texas by Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, south of San Antonio.

 

Why it’s a big story

Why the AT&T Byron Nelson tournament at Trinity Forest is a big story

  • 50th Anniversary, move to new location
  • Former landfill: Trinity Forest was built on the site of a former landfill reclaimed as a green space.
  • Dry, Firm Conditions to Impact Play: Trinity Zoysia is a low water use grass. Not much irrigation required. Weather permitting, the fairways should be super firm and fast. Second shots will be critical and allow player not as long to achieve greater distance due to better ball roll.
  • Sustainability: Trinity Zoysia grass uses less water, less fertilizer to make the course environmentally friendly. Dry patches may turn brown but the grass is not dead, just dormant, as a reaction to less water. Once water is reapplied, it turns green again.

 

About Trinity Zoysia

About Trinity Zoysia, the grass at Trinity Forest 

Trinity Zoysia is a fine-textured dwarf variety of zoysiagrass. While in research and development, the grass was known as L1F Zoysia but was renamed Trinity Zoysia in honor of Trinity Forest Golf Club, the first course in the world to use it Wall-to-wall on a golf course. Trinity Zoysia is planted on the tees and fairways of Trinity Forest. A highly dense turf, Trinity Zoysia is very tolerant to wear and damage from foot traffic and golf carts. It also requires very little fertilizer and very little water, which makes it highly sustainable and environmentally friendly. Trinity Zoysia was developed in Texas by renown turfgrass breeder David Doguet and the team at Bladerunner Farms, just south of San Antonio, in Poteet Texas.

 

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TRB GOLF: AT&T Byron Nelson Winner Aaron Wise on Trinity Forest 

Aaron Wise on Trinity Forest “I think it was a great day. It played amazing. It played exactly how they want. The fairways were firm, fast, the ball was rolling and the greens were under control.” (Published 5/21/18)

LISTEN TO FULL INTERVIEW HERE

 

SPORTS DAY: Here are the Punches the AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Dealt With

Tournament officials will conduct more thorough analysis in weeks and months to come, but Chip Shots can say this much about the inaugural AT&T Byron Nelson at Trinity Forest Golf Club: It proved it can take all manner of punches.

First came the jabs. The mild spring that initially prevented Trinity Forest from blossoming. The struggle to educate fans and media about a new golf course and little-known part of Dallas. (Brad Townsend | 5/21/18)

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

 

SPORTS DAY: Player’s Reviews of Trinity Forest Will be Key to the AT&T Byron Nelson’s Future

Reviews of Trinity Forest will be the key to the AT&T Byron Nelson’s future. On Thursday at the AT&T Byron Nelson, now playing in a different universe, not everything looked different. The customer base included the typical buzzed frat boys, big bellies and women teetering atop too-tall shoes, though, all things considered, they seemed less a part of the spectacle than usual. Probably because tournament officials more or less sequestered them in the Pavilion’s new digs, far from any actual golf. (Kevin Sherrington | 5/17/18)

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

 

PGA TOUR: AT&T Byron Nelson, Round 1 

EMERGENCY 9

Here are nine tidbits from the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson PGA Tour stop that gamers can use tomorrow, this weekend or down the road. Trinity Forest Golf Club just south of Dallas hosts for the first time and plays 7,380 yards to a Par-71.

(Mike Glasscott | 5/17/18)

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KERA NEWS: The Byron Nelson Opens From Its New Dallas Course Carved From Great Trinity Forest

Going to the AT&T Byron Nelson this year will be a different experience for spectators and golf fans.

For the first time in its 50-year history, the event will be held at the Trinity Forest Golf Club in South Dallas, its new home. The tournament swapped the Four Seasons Resort in Las Colinas after 35 years in favor of a different type of golf course — one that resembles the links-style courses in Scotland. (Published 5/16/18)

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YAHOO! SPORTS: DFS Dish: AT&T Byron Nelson 

This week’s AT&T Byron Nelson brings us a brand-new course, Trinity Forest Golf Club. 

The unknown of a new layout has left TOUR pros on the fence which has given us a rather weak field this week. The hope is that Trinity Forest will receive rave reviews in year one and future editions will see the return of some big names. (Published 5/16/18)

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GOLF DIGEST: Trinity Forest Golf Club Promises to be the PGA Tour’s Most Intriguing Venue

THE AT&T BYRON NELSON ISN’T JUST CHANGING COURSES, IT’S CHANGING COURSE.

As you may have heard, next year’s Nelson will be played on Bill Coore/Ben Crenshaw-designed Trinity Forest Golf Club on a sand-capped landfill in rough and tumble South Dallas. The tournament, which has carried Mr. 11 Straight’s name since 1968, is leaving TPC Las Colinas, a bastion of the shiny affluence that distinguishes the northern reaches of the Metroplex, for a less glamorous area that retains the look and feel of a pre-boomtown past. Most importantly, it’s moving from the inherent artificiality of modern golf architecture to the elemental design values that harken back to the origins of the game. (Curt Sampson | 5/15/18)

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GOLFDOM: Living Off the Land(fill)

Golf courses developed atop former landfills, once a novelty, today are fairly commonplace, though the construction and subsequent maintenance of these courses is as varied as the trash heaps on which they sit.

Public exposure to this genre may never be higher than later this month, when Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas plays host to the PGA Tour’s 50th Anniversary AT&T Byron Nelson Classic May 14-20. But it’s unlikely that television commentators (or the golf writers who cover Tour events) will see fit to detail just how anomalous this project remains. (Phillip Hall | 5/15/18)

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GOLF CHANNEL: Wild Week for the PGA Tour

Geoff Shackelford explains that there will be mixed reviews about Trinity Forest Golf Club from the PGA Tour pros and fans for the AT&T Byron Nelson.

Geoff Shackelford says “It’s unbelievable, it’s going to be a wild week for the PGA Tour, it’s so different than what the golfers are used to.” (Published 5/15/18)

WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE

 

GOLF CHANNEL: Trinity Forest Used Trinity Zoysia to Make a Links-Style Course 

Geoff Shackelford gets the lowdown on the way Trinity Forest Golf Club of Dallas, Texas has made a links-style course by using special grass that mimics fescue. 

Superintendent Kasey Kauff says “We were trying out different grasses and seeing what was gonna play most like a fescue. Firm, fast, bouncy on the ground game.” (Published 5/15/18)

WATCH THE FULL VIDEO HERE

 

PGA TOUR: ‘It May Take Time’

DALLAS – Trinity Forest Golf Club is roughly nine miles south from the revitalized and redeveloped downtown of the ninth most populated city in the United States – and yet the location feels like the middle of nowhere, isolated from civilization. A place where cell phone service and overexposed celebrities might seek shelter. Course developer Jonas Woods calls it “escapism.” (Published 5/15/18)

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PGA TOUR: Who’s Feeling Confident at Trinity Forest?

It’s back to Texas for the next two weeks as the PGA TOUR plays events Nos. 4 and 5 of the season in the Lone Star State.

The AT&T Byron Nelson is the ninth oldest event on TOUR, dating back to 1944, and is two years older than next week’s Forth Worth Invitational and the Houston Open. The Valero Texas Open, established in 1922 and the third-oldest event on TOUR, is the patriarch of the bunch. (Published 5/15/18)

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GOLFWEEK: First Impression of new Byron Nelson venue: This is going to get wild 

DALLAS — Trinity Forest Golf Club sounds like something we’ve heard about before: wealthy investors enlist name architecture firm to build a different place than the other courses in town.

It’ll be links style. It’ll have a different clubhouse vibe. And the course will be unlike anything golfers in these parts have seen before… (Published 5/15/18)

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CW33: Byron Nelson’s new Dallas Course will be hot this week…literally!

DALLAS — The PGA Tour’s Byron Nelson tournament celebrates its 50th anniversary this week with a first: playing at Trinity Forest Golf Club after 35 years at the Four Seasons Resort in Irving.

One guy who’s happy with the change is hometown favorite Jordan Spieth.  In seven appearances at the tournament’s previous course, he finished in the top 30 only twice and missed the cut last year.  He’s a founding member of Trinity Forest and estimates he’s played 30 to 40 rounds there already, giving him confidence he can change his Byron Nelson fortune. (Published 5/15/18)

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BETFAIR: AT&T Byron Nelson: Piercy the Value at Brand new Venue

The AT&T Byron Nelson switches venues this year and we look to be in for a real treat. Steve Rawlings looks at what’s required to prosper at Trinity Forest with his in-depth preview here… (Published 5/15/18)

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YAHOO SPORTS: AT&T Byron Nelson Preview

There is a lot of monotony on the PGA TOUR so it’s always exciting when a new course joins the mix. 

That is the case this week, as Trinity Forest Golf Club takes over hosting duties from TPC Four Seasons which had previously been a part of every edition of this event since 1983. 

Let’s try to break down the new layout and see who might enjoy this unique test. (Published 5/15/18)

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ROTOGRINDERS: Searching for a Specialist: AT&T Byron Nelson

This week’s course, Trinity Forest Golf Club, is brand new to the PGA TOUR rota. That means we have no course history to lean on.

Instead, we can look at some performance stats on similar layouts to see who might take a quick liking to Trinity Forest. (Published 5/15/18) 

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PLAYPICKS: AT&T Byron Nelson Picks & Preview

Weather conditions at the Byron Nelson will be a big factor. Welcome back for another week of PGA DFS at DraftKingsFanDuel, and FantasyDraft. We’re here to give you the full report on picks at The AT&T Byron Nelson at a brand new course this year Trinity Forest Golf Club. (Published 5/15/18)

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DALLAS NEWS SPORTS DAY: Trinity Forest is Unlike Any Course on the PGA Tour

‘I’m pleasantly surprised’: The first reviews of the AT&T Byron Nelson’s new home are in

They were the early birds, or maybe guinea pigs, some beginning their Monday practice rounds at Trinity Forest Golf Club for this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson shortly after the 6:29 a.m. sunrise. (Published 5/14/18) 

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GOLF ADVISOR: Trinity Forest’s Trinity Zoysia Presents a British Open Sensibility, says Golf Advisor

Trinity Forest: New AT&T Byron Nelson host will force pros to think

DALLAS — The latest addition to the PGA Tour circuit is unlike your standard tournament golf course. Trinity Forest Golf Club, the new home to the AT&T Byron Nelson, is a 7,370-yard, par-71 layout designed by the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Forget about a well-coifed, lush look with bunkers lining the fairways and everything right in front of you. (5/11/18)

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GOLF PUNK: New Home of the Byron Nelson Focuses on Sustainability with use of Trinity Zoysia

It’s all new this year for the 50th Anniversary of the tournament in recent years known as the AT&T Byron Nelson. A new golf course location, Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, serves as the new venue. A new grass is on the tees, fairways and green surrounds, named Trinity Zoysia for the club that was the first in the world to plant the sustainable grass wall-to-wall. Trinity Forests’ use of this grass highlights the club’s goal of environmental stewardship. Trinity Zoysia requires less water, less fertilizer than most other golf turf and the golf course is built on the site of a former landfill. (Published 5/4/18)

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

 

DALLAS NEWS SPORTS DAY: Local Links: Trinity Forest Gets Environmental Award

Golf Digest bestowed its 2018 Green Star award on Trinity Forest Golf Club for outstanding environmental practices.

The magazine praised Trinity Forest developers for the turfgrass used on this course that was developed to be sustainable with less irrigation and less use of chemicals. The scruffy look also requires less grooming than a typical private country club. Course designers Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw achieved their goal of building a course that would play hard and fast. (Published 4/25/18)

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GCM: Trinity Forest earns Green Star environmental award

Golf Digest has awarded its 2018 Green Star award for outstanding environmental practices to Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.Trinity Forest is the first golf course in the United States to be grassed (everywhere but the greens) with a new dwarf variety of zoysiagrass, christened Trinity zoysiagrass by its developer, David Doguet of Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas. Trinity was developed to require less water, less chemicals and less grooming. (Published 4/23/18)

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GOLF DIGEST: Trinity Forest is Presented With Golf Digest’s 2018 Green Star Environmental Award

The world changed with the Trinity Test on July 16, 1945. That day, the world’s first nuclear bomb was detonated at a test site in New Mexico, and the future has been clouded ever since. (Published 4/22/18) 

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TURFMATE: New Grass – Trinity Zoysia

It’s all new this year for the 50th Anniversary of the tournament in recent years known as the AT&T Byron Nelson.

A new golf course location, Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, serves as the new venue. A new grass is on the tees, fairways and green surrounds, named Trinity Zoysia for the club that was the first in the world to plant the sustainable grass wall-to-wall. Trinity Forests’ use of this grass highlights the club’s goal of environmental stewardship. Trinity Zoysia requires less water, less fertilizer than most other golf turf and the golf course is built on the site of a former landfill. (Published 4/16/18)

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

 

GOLF COURSE TRADES: AT&T Byron Nelson 50th Anniversary New Grass, Trinity Zoysia, Named for New Course Location, Trinity Forest Golf Club 

It’s all new this year for the 50th Anniversary of the tournament in recent years known as the AT&T Byron Nelson. A new golf course location, Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas, serves as the new venue. A new grass is on the tees, fairways and green surrounds, named Trinity Zoysia for the club that was the first in the world to plant the sustainable grass wall-to-wall. Trinity Forests’ use of this grass highlights the club’s goal of environmental stewardship. Trinity Zoysia requires less water, less fertilizer than most other golf turf and the golf course is built on the site of a former landfill. (Published 4/10/18)

READ THE FULL STORY HERE

 

LOCAL GOLFER: Trinity Forest: The New Home of the Byron Nelson

When he first saw the Dallas property that he and partner Ben Crenshaw would turn into the new Trinity Forest Golf Club—a drab, treeless, 165-acre tabletop city dump perched above the tree-lined Trinity River—golf architect Bill Coore ignored the abandoned refrigerators and scattered tires to focus on the flow of the land. It was a series of ridges and ripples formed as parts of the closed landfill settled over time. “It needed a good ironing,” Coore joked. In the end his construction crew, though capping the site with a thick layer of sand in which to grow grass and create wasteland roughs, took pains to preserve every dip, trough, hump and hollow.

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