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First-ever zoysia course projects on track across the globe (Type: articles)
Seven seems to be the lucky number for zoysiagrass enthusiasts around the world right now as seven golf developments in seven different global locations are getting ready to join a number of U.S. courses that feature zoysia greens developed by a Texas-based company.
All the projects — firsts for their regions – are grassing greens or entire courses with zoysiagrass varieties developed by Poteet, Texas-based Bladerunner Farms (Bladerunner Farms/Team Zoysia (booth 1825 on the trade show floor), including the first all-zoysia courses in Florida and California, a wall-to-wall zoysia venue in Texas, Australia’s and Southeast Asia’s (Singapore) first zoysia greens, as well as in the Bahamas and Jamaica, where the first BRF Primo zoysia greens are getting started on two courses.
Crooked Creek Club makes transition to Primo Zoysia (Type: articles)
Crooked Creek Club in Georgia, USA, is converting its bentgrass greens to Primo Zoysia as part of a $1.3 million renovation project.
According to turf supplier Bladerunner Farms, the club will be the first to transition to this new type of warm season grass. It has been chosen for its shade tolerance, ability to thrive in heat and lower susceptibility to disease. The club expects the change to provide more sustainable turf through summer heat and an overall stronger plant for future playability.
GREENS OF ZOYSIA? RIGHT!! (Type: articles)
David Doguet has commented the benefits of zoysiagrass for more than 3 decades. Doguet, president of Bladerunner Farms and recognized as an expert in Zoysia, now has 4 new varieties on the market for use as golf greens turf. Primo, Lazer, Prizm and Trinity Zoysia are no longer a promise, but are available today.
Some of the new high profile projects in the golf industry are planting some of the zoysias of Bladerunner Farms. They are:
- Houston: the first field that will be planted from wall to wall with Zoysia Primo begins its construction in the spring of 2019.
- Bahamas: Jacks Bay, the new short court designed by Tiger Woods, will have 9 greens planted with Primo Zoysia.
- Georgia: Crooked Creek Club in Atlanta was recently renovated with Primo Zoysia on all its greens.
- South Carolina: Spanish Wells at Hilton Head planted Primo Zoysia on its 9-hole course.
- Jamaica: White Witch GC planted 10 of his greens with Primo Zoysisa, and this summer he will plant the rest.
- Texas: Bluejack National, designed by Tiger Woods, planted Trinity Zoysia on the greens of its short court, and the Texas GC at San Antonio planted its 18 greens with Trinity Zoysia.
Indooroopilly to trial Zoysia Green (Type: articles)
Seven golf courses in seven different locations around the world, all of which mark firsts for their region, recently announced that they are grassing their courses with Zoysiagrass varieties developed by Bladerunner Farms.
These projects represent the first Zoysia on an entire course in Florida; the first Zoysia golf course in California; the first wall-to-wall Primo Zoysia course in Texas; the first Zoysia green in Australia; the first Zoysia greens in SE Asia in Singapore; and in both the Bahamas and Jamaica, the first BRF Primo Zoysia greens are growing in on two golf courses. Together these projects signify a rising tide of zoysiagrass use on golf course greens—something entirely new that is a fundamental shift in the golf industry.
Bladerunner Farms announces seven new Zoysiagrass projects (Type: articles)
7 Zoysia Golf Course Projects Announced in 7 Different Locations Around the Globe (Type: post)
A World of Firsts: 1st-Ever Zoysia Golf Course Projects Announced in
7 Different Locations Around the Globe
January 28, 2019, Poteet, Texas: Seven golf courses in seven different locations around the world, all of which mark firsts for their region, recently announced that they are grassing their courses with Zoysiagrass varieties developed by Bladerunner Farms. These projects represent the first Zoysia on an entire course in Florida; the first Zoysia golf course in California; the first wall-to-wall Primo Zoysia course in Texas; the first Zoysia green in Australia; the first Zoysia greens in SE Asia in Singapore; and in both the Bahamas and Jamaica, the first BRF Primo Zoysia greens are growing in on two golf courses. Together these projects signify a rising tide of zoysiagrass use on golf course greens—something entirely new that is a fundamental shift in the golf industry.
The Future is Now: Zoysia for Greens a Reality Today (Type: post)
David Doguet has preached the gospel of the benefits of zoysiagrass for more than three decades. And now, after more than 30 years of research and real-world application, it appears the golf industry is made up of zoysia true believers. Doguet, president of Bladerunner Farms and recognized worldwide as an expert on zoysiagrass, now has four new varieties on the market suitable for use as greens grasses. Primo, Lazer, Prizm, and Trinity Zoysia, with their low inputs, drought tolerance, and superior playability, are no longer a promise for the future, they are available today. The future of greens grass, it appears, is now.
Some of the golf industry’s highest-profile new projects are grassing with zoysia greens, utilizing varieties developed at Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas:
KN Links, grassed with Zeon Zoysia, just named BEST NEW GOLF COURSE IN ASIA! (Type: articles)
This new Greg Norman design is located in Vietnam.
SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MAINTENANCE OF GOLF COURSES (Type: articles)
This article by Michael Vogt, CGCS, defines sustainability as it relates to golf course management. Key measures include water management, mowing, and fertilization. Zoysiagrass, with its low water requirements, infrequent mowing, and reduced fertilization, is ideal for sustainable golf course design and maintenance. Here’s an excerpt from Vogt’s article:
What is golf course sustainability?
Sustainability in the golf course business can be defined as: “Optimizing the playing quality of the golf course in harmony with the conservation of its natural environment under economically sound and socially responsible management.” The idea is; within club/facility budgets, to create and manage dry and firm turf on a golf course populated by adaptable turf species that require the least chemicals, fertilizer and water for playability and maintenance. This will mean less waste and reduced risk of polluting the environment.
Why is it important?
It’s becoming increasingly clear that manicured, unnaturally green golf courses maintained by excessive watering, fertilizing and chemical treatments are not sustainable. With courses closing and others teetering on the brink of insolvency, the cost of maintaining a golf course in this way is becoming too great in a highly competitive market. A sustainable approach takes into account both environmental and economic factors while continuing to aim for high quality playing surfaces.
Zoysia … oh, boy-a! Why the grass at Bellerive — yes, the grass — is the unheralded star of the show (Type: post)
Depending on where you live and play, zoysia grass could save your course and your golfing life. so says an article published in GOLF magazine on August 12, 2018. Want to know more? Below is an excerpt and a link to the full story:
As the high priests play in this 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club, here in the Show Me state, they are traversing beautiful magic-carpet fairways woven with a grass you don’t see often, called zoysia. Zoysia is a thick-bladed, hearty grass that stands straight up, even after a drenching rain, as we had here late Friday afternoon. The ball nearly always sits right on top of the grass, begging to be hit, like the new mats at your better driving ranges.
Rees Jones, the architect of record here, reworking his father’s course, loves the surface, as a course designer and as a golfer. Playing a ball off a zoysia fairway, cut here to a half-inch, is almost like playing off a tee. “The hybrid off zoysia — it’s easy as pie,” Jones said the other day.