2106 Olympics Golf Course Completed and “Looks Good”

An interview on NBC Sports, posted online on February 2, featured NBC travel insider Matt Ginella who had recently spoken to Gil Hanse, the golf course architect who designed the course slated to host the 2016 Olympics golf competition in Rio de Janeiro this summer. Here’s a portion of what Ginella reported:

“The best news is […]

February 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

BlueJack National Makes Klein’s Top Ten Moments in 2015

Bradley S. Klein, senior writer for Golfweek and a former PGA Tour caddie, named his visit to Bluejack National as one of his “top 10 moments in 2015.” In a blog post dated December 18, he described the first course designed in the U.S. by Tiger Woods as “surprisingly understated, with wide-open ground game options […]

January 18th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tune In to the Golf Channel Tonight for the Premiere of the Golf Academy at Bluejack National

Today, Bluejack National golf club in Houston, TX, announced that tonight (January 12) the Golf Channel will air the first of four segments about the Golf Academy. Bluejack National is the first golf course in the United States designed by Tiger Woods.

Last fall, Golf Channel crews filmed the episodes on Bluejack holes #1, #2, #4 […]

January 12th, 2016|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

Have You Limed Lately?

Most people have heard of pH, which refers to whether something is acidic or alkaline. But did you know that your soil’s pH level can dramatically affect the health (and, consequently, the look) of your turfgrass?

For a basic understanding, pH is an abbreviation of the “power of hydrogen” — the “p” is short for potenz […]

January 4th, 2016|Categories: General|

Care for Your Winter Lawn

Once winter weather arrives, you lawn will mostly rest until spring returns. Mowing, fertilizing and aerification are no longer needed, except perhaps for cool-season lawns that are still growing. However, weed control and periodic irrigation may be required. Follow the tips below to help keep your lawn healthy as the temperatures continue to drop.

Tall fescue […]

December 31st, 2015|Categories: General|

Bluejack National Opens Seven Gorgeous Holes with Zeon Zoysia Fairways, Tees and Surrounds

Last week, an article posted on the Golf Advisor website announced that seven holes are now open at Bluejack National Golf Club, the first Tiger Woods-designed golf course in the United States. All surfaces of the course, except the TifEagle bermudagrass putting greens, are being grassed with Zeon Zoysia, one of the superior turfgrass varieties […]

December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

The Turf War — the Debate Over the Safety of Synthetic Turf Rages On

In yet another ominous report on concerns about crumb rubber in artificial turf, ESPN’s E60 series recently aired a 16-minute televised segment. ESPN reporter Julie Foudy interviewed almost a dozen people involved with the issue, including three toxicologists, two soccer coaches who have first-hand experience with goalkeepers who have died from cancer, a current cancer […]

November 18th, 2015|Categories: General, Uncategorized|

Crumb Rubber in Artificial Turf on Sports Fields Continues to Cause Concern

A recent report and video posted on the website of NBC News described the growing concern of the general public, particularly families with children, on whether crumb rubber in artificial turf is safe to play on. A women’s soccer coach at the University of Washington, Amy Griffin, has accumulated a list of 63 soccer goalkeepers […]

November 12th, 2015|Categories: General|

USA Today Provides Update on Olympic Golf Course

Last week, USA Today online published an update on the golf course slated to host golf’s return to the 2016 Olympics after a 112-year absence. On October 6, members of the international media visited the site in Rio de Janeiro and were “surprised by how healthy, ready and green the course looked.” Designed by Gil […]

October 13th, 2015|Categories: Zeon Zoysia|

What to Do Now for the Fall Lawn

As lawns begin to come out of the stresses of summer heat and humidity, now’s the time to give them a bit of extra attention to prepare for winter. Follow the tips below to keep your lawn looking its best this fall.

 

Fertilize cool-season lawns in September and then again in November.

 

Core aerate cool-season lawns (fescue/bluegrass) […]

September 25th, 2015|Categories: General|