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Name the New Zoysia Greens Grasses at the Golf Industry Show, Win a New Putter!

ZoysiaBladerunnerFarmsJanuary 11, 2017, Orlando, FL: Ever wonder how new grass varieties get their names? Find out at the 2017 Golf Industry Show in Orlando this February when Team Zoysia takes suggestions from trade show attendees to help name two new zoysiagrass golf green varieties. One lucky attendee will win a new Scotty Cameron putter for participating.

The two new zoysia greens grasses, yet to be named, were developed by renown turfgrass breeder David Doguet of Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas. The grasses are currently known by their designation used during the research and trial period: M85 and M60.

M85 is a fine-textured zoysiagrass for greens, tees and fairways has a naturally very dark green color with slow vertical growth.  Mowing will be reduced in every area of use. Leaves grow from the rhizomes at 90 degrees producing less grain than other varieties.  M-85 was selected for genetic color, disease resistance and growth habit. It has shown great promise for greens in San Antonio and Atlanta—especially for excellent cold weather color retention in those locations. The texture is as fine as the ultra dwarf bermudagrasses.

M-60 provides a fine-textured putting surface with good recuperative potential for tees and fairways. M-60 for greens tees and fairways has a natural dark green color along with reduced vertical growth rate. M-60 was selected for fine texture, extensive rhizome system, disease resistance and growth habit.

“Zoysia for greens is the future of golf. We are so excited to introduce these new varieities at the 2017 Golf Industry Show and give attendees the opportunity to see them up close, ” Doguet said.

Potential grass names submitted by attendees at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando will be considered for use on either of the grasses. Name selection will be made following legal due diligence and trademark requirements, common for new product naming. Attendees who submit a potential grass name will be entered into a drawing to win a new Scotty Cameron putter, approximate retail value $300. Winner will be selected from all names submitted, no matter if it is eventually used in commerce.

Both grasses will be renamed and officially released by 2018.

About Bladerunner Farms

Bladerunner Farms is the world’s largest privately held zoysiagrass and buffalograss research and development facility. Current releases include: Zeon Zoysia, L1F Zoysia, Lowrider Zoysia, Y2 Zoysia, JaMur Zoysia, Density Buffalograss and Eco Buffalograss, Cutlass Zoysia and Habiturf. Bladerunner works in conjunction with the University of Georgia to conduct research. Grasses are licensed for sod production by Doguet Ventures, and The Turfgrass Group and outside of the U.S. by Team Zoysia International. Bladerunner Farms is headquartered in Poteet, Texas, just south of San Antonio. 830-276-4455, ,

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Celebrate 2016: The Year of Zoysia at the Golf Industry Show in San Diego

February 10, 2016

At the Golf Industry Show in San Diego (#GIS16), Team Zoysia celebrates 2016 as the Year of Zoysia at Booth #3657.  This year, the world’s most high profile golf projects chose zoysiagrass as their playing surface. These include: The golf course at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games; Tiger Woods’ first US course, Bluejack National; Trinity Forest, new home of the AT&T Byron Nelson; and The Golf Club of Texas, the world’s 1st 100% zoysia course.


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First Tiger Woods Course Built in the United States Grassed with Zoysiagrass

December 1, 2014

The first Tiger Woods-designed golf course scheduled to open in the United States is under construction. Grassing begins this month using environmentally friendly grasses—Zeon Zoysia and L1F Zoysia.


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Grassing of the Olympic Golf Course in Rio Underway, Rio Games open 2 years from this month

August 11, 2014

An update on construction progress from the team grassing the golf course built especially for the 2016 Olympics in Rio

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Course Grassed with Zeon Zoysia named NGCOA 2014 Golf Course of the Year

March 26, 2014

The Clubs at Cordillera Ranch, a golf course grassed with drought-tolerant Zeon Zoysia grass on every surface except the greens, was recently named 2014 Golf Course of the Year by the National Golf Course Owners Association.



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L1F Zoysia Suitable for use on Golf Course Greens

February 5, 2013

L1F Zoysia is about to change the game of golf in a big way—as one of the first-ever commercially available, low maintenance zoysiagrasses fine-textured enough to be planted on golf course greens. What this means is L1F may now be used on virtually every playing surface, from tee-to-green, reducing inputs, and streamlining maintenance programs for the golf course superintendent.

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Golfweek Names 4 Courses Grassed with Zeon Zoysia to Top 100 Residential Golf Courses

November 18, 2013

Four golf courses grassed with Zeon Zoysiagrass were named in Golfweek’s 2014 list of the Top 100 Residential Golf Courses. This environmentally friendly turf was developed by Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas.

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Team Zoysia International Named Exclusive International Licensing Agent for Bladerunner Farms Zoysiagrasses

November 4, 2013

Team Zoysia International, spearheaded by turf industry experts Dr. Milt Engelke and Arthur Milberger, has been named the exclusive international licensing agent for all proprietary Zoysiagrasses varieties developed by Bladerunner Farms.

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University of Texas at Austin Ecologist Licenses Resource-Saving Turfgrass to Bladerunner Farms to Develop Sod

October 17, 2013

A mixture of native grasses that requires less maintenance to produce a lush lawn than a traditional turfgrass used in the South has been developed by a University of Texas at Austin ecologist and licensed to a sod producer. Known as HabitufTM, the native lawn mix was developed by the Ecosystem Design Group of the university’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The university has given a 10-year, nonexclusive license for Habiturf to Bladerunner Farms of Poteet, Texas.


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Brazil’s Green Grass awarded sod production contract to grow Zeon Zoysia for Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course

August 2, 2013

Green Grass sod farm of Brazil was awarded the contract to grow Zeon Zoysia grass for the fairways, tees and roughs of the new golf course under construction for the Olympics to be held in Rio in 2016. The 2016 Games marks golf’s return as an Olympic sport after more than a century’s absence.


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