Earlier this year, the tee-to-greens performance and quality of L1F Zoysia were touted in a press release for Bladerunner Farms, the variety’s developer. While most golf course superintendents have heard about fairway-quality zoysiagrasses such as Zeon Zoysia, L1F is one of the first commercially available zoysias ideally suited for the low height of cut and other demands of golf greens. East of the Mississippi River, L1F is licensed for sod production only by The Turfgrass Group.
The full press release is republished below.
L1F Zoysia Suitable for use on Golf Course Greens
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.
ORLANDO, FL, February 5, 2014: 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, it was announced today at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, the annual gathering of some 15,000 golf course superintendents, architects, owners, builders and other golf industry professionals. What this announcement means is L1F may now be used on virtually every playing surface, from tee to green, reducing inputs and streamlining maintenance programs for golf course superintendents.
L1F is an extremely fine-textured zoysiagrass that requires very low water and very low fertilizer inputs. The grass has been under development for 15 years and has undergone rigorous testing protocols in national trials. It was also planted on test greens at Atlanta Athletic Club in Georgia and on two golf courses in Texas, Briggs Ranch and Escondido Golf Club.
L1F will be planted this April on all 18 greens at The Golf Club of Texas in San Antonio.
According to David Doguet, renowned zoysiagrass breeder and owner of Bladerunner Farms, the development of L1F for greens use is just the natural progression of the golf industry toward expanded use of zoysia on playing surfaces.
“For greens, we are moving toward less cost to maintain greens while also creating high-quality playing surfaces. Using a grass like L1F Zoysia, it will take less to have a high-quality green,” Doguet said.
L1F was developed in Poteet, Texas, by Bladerunner Farms, the world’s largest independently owned zoysiagrass breeding and research
facility. L1F is licensed for certified sod production east of the Mississippi by The Turfgrass Group, west of Mississippi by Doguet Ventures, and internationally by Team Zoysia International.
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. Bladerunner works in conjunction with the University of Georgia to conduct research. Grasses are licensed west of the Mississippi by Doguet Ventures, east of the Mississippi by The Turfgrass Group. Bladerunner Farms is headquartered in Poteet, Texas, just south of San Antonio (830-276-4455, email@example.com, www.bladerunnerfarms.com).
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