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"Zoysia as a Game Changer" Featured at Recent Golf Industry Show

March 25, 2015

During the 2015 national Golf Industry Show for golf course superintendents, held last month in San Antonio, Texas, a panel of experts hosted an educational event on February 23 — “Zoysia as a Game Changer” — to promote the use of zoysiagrass. Bill Carraway, vice president of marketing for The Turfgrass Group, was one of…

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Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course Architect Discusses His Inspiration and Concept for the Rio 2016 Olympics Golf Course

March 16, 2015

In a longer, videotaped interview with golf architect Gil Hanse, CNN reporter Shane O’Donoghue led the designer to share his inspirations and his thought process for the creation the 2016 Olympic Games’ golf course in Rio de Janeiro. [The course will be largely grassed with Zeon Zoysia, one of The Turfgrass Group’s top sellers here…

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2016 Rio Olympic Golf Course on Track, But It’s Going to be Tight

March 16, 2015

Early last year, as posted on the website of the Back 9 Network (the Golf Lifestyle Network), CNN correspondent Shane O’Donoghue reported on the progress being made in the construction of the golf course being built for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, to be grassed largely with Zeon Zoysia. O’Donoghue interviewed Gil…

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TifGrand Surrounds Work Perfectly with New Champion Greens at Cuscowilla

January 7, 2015

Last September, the Cuscowilla golf course in Georgia reopened after a two-month renovation project that entailed replacing the putting greens with Champion ultradwarf bermudagrass, as well as regressing the green surrounds with TifGrand Bermudagrass. According to the project’s architect, TifGrand was chosen to replace the former Tifway 419 surrounds in order to accommodate a lower…

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Zoysia’s Future Arrives and Looks Brighter Than Ever

January 7, 2015

Increasingly, Americans are drawn to products that are easy on the environment, while also enhancing the quality of life. Quite likely, though, few people think of grass as a product until they decide to renovate or replace their lawn and then must choose a turfgrass “product.” At that time, homeowners are wise to select a…

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Park in Waikiki Reopens Its Parking Lot with 66,000 Square Feet of TifGrand

January 7, 2015

As a featured element of a $2.77 million project to renovate the parking lot at Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, TifGrand Bermudagrass was selected largely due to its shade tolerance, key to the project because of the large trees in the park. “I am proud to provide TifGrand as a part of this very important project…

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CBS Sports Touts Zeon Zoysia at the 2016 Olympics

January 7, 2015

Zeon Zoysia isn’t making big news only in the turfgrass world: it’s also catching the attention of sports fans on CBSSports.com. When the announcement was made that the 2016 Olympics golf course would feature the same turfgrass — Zeon Zoysia — that covers most of the playing surfaces of Cordillera Ranch, CBS Sports deemed it…

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Auburn Research Trial Confirms TifGrand’s Superior Shade Tolerance

January 7, 2015

In a shade-tolerance study that compared TifGrand Bermudagrass to Celebration, Patriot, TifSport and Tifway, TifGrand had increased turfgrass quality under both 30% and 60% shade compared to the other cultivars. TifGrand pigment concentration also increased with increasing shade levels. These findings were reported at the November 2014 International Annual Meeting of the American Society of…

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Golfdom Interviews the Superintendent Growing Zeon Zoysia Fairways for the 2016 Olympics Golf Course

January 7, 2015

Last year, Stacie Zinn Roberts with Golfdom magazine interviewed Neil Cleverly, the golf course superintendent growing in the Zeon Zoysia on the golf course under construction for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. In the interview, Cleverly updates listeners on the course’s construction, which grasses were selected for the various playing surfaces and how it…

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The Better World Project Spotlights TifGrand Bermudagrass as a Green Solution to a Number of Problems

January 7, 2015

The slogan for The Better World Project is “Advancing Discoveries for a Better World.” Launched in 2005 by the Association of University Technology Manager, The Better World Project highlights technological advances that “make the world a better place.” One of those advances, as posted recently on the project’s website, is TifGrand Bermudagrass, a “phenomenon” that…

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