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Is Artificial Turf Hiding an 800-Pound Gorilla?

December 23, 2014

“Could exposure and inhaling carbon black nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes found in the tire crumb used on artificial turf fields be as harmful as breathing asbestos?” In the June/July 2011 issue of the Turfgrass Producers International’s e-newsletter, editor Jim Novak detailed the concerns of research scientists, health care organizations and medical professionals who warn that…

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GCM Spotlights Two Course Conversions to Zeon Zoysia

December 22, 2014

When H.T. Page, CGCS at The Westlake golf course in Virginia, lost his fungicide budget, he decided to convert his bluegrass fairways to a warm-season grass. Working with Dr. Mike Goatley (at Virginia Tech) and Brian Walker (at Riverside Turf), Page intersprigged 15 holes on the course with Zeon Zoysia and took out the bluegrass…

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First Tiger Woods Course Built in the U.S. Grassed with Zeon Zoysiagrass

December 8, 2014

The first Tiger Woods-designed golf course scheduled to open in the United States is under construction. Grassing began in December 2014, using environmentally friendly grasses — Zeon Zoysia and L1F Zoysia — both of which are licensed by The Turfgrass Group. See the press release below. Houston, Texas, December 1, 2014: Grassing gets underway this…

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Zeon Zoysiagrass Thrills the Membership and Superintendent at Greensboro C.C.

December 3, 2014

After a massive renovation that replaced Tifway 419 and Meyer zoysia with Zeon Zoysia, The Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club (North Carolina) was named by Golf magazine the Best Renovation of the Year in 2010. Superintendent Todd Lowe, CGCS, called the decision to select Zeon “one of the best we made… The biggest selling…

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Zeon Zoysia Gives Homeowner a “Golf Course” Lawn

November 28, 2014

When the owner of an upscale estate in Bluffton, South Carolina, asked for a “special” lawn, his landscape contractor installed Zeon Zoysiagrass, calling it “a 10 — winter, spring, summer and fall.” Touting Zeon’s aesthetics, drought tolerance, shade tolerance and low-maintenance qualities, the contractor told his story (below) to Turf magazine.   Exceeding a Homeowner’s…

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Golf Superintendent in Atlanta Calls TifGrand “an Amazing Grass”

November 28, 2014

TifGrand is “off the charts in terms of texture, density, color and traffic wear,” according to Tony Mancuso, CGCS, superintendent at Cherokee Towne and Country Club in Atlanta. After replacing Tifway 419 with TifGrand in shady spots on his course, he was so pleased with TifGrand’s performance, he then introduced it on collar, collection areas…

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4 Courses Grassed with Zeon Zoysia Make Golfweek’s List of Top 100 Residential Courses

November 11, 2014

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. November 18, 2013, Poteet, Texas:When Golfweek magazine announced its list of the Top 100 Residential Golf Courses for 2014 late last fall, David…

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SportsTurf Magazine Spotlights RFK Stadium, TifGrand and Willie Leak, Head Groundskeeper

October 20, 2014

In 2012, the Tifway 419 surface of Robert F. Kennedy Stadium (RFK) in Washington, D.C. was regrassed with TifGrand Bermudagrass. For Willie Leak, the field renovation was just one of the iconic stadium’s many milestones that he has witnessed during his 50-year career of maintaining RFK’s playing surface. The January 2014 issue of SportsTurf magazine…

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Olympic Chooses Zeon Zoysia for Fairways at 2016 Olympics

October 17, 2014

When the game of golf returns to the Summer Olympics in Brazil in 2016, Zeon Zoysiagrass will line with fairways, roughs and tees of the new golf course, covering about 88% of the playing area. Chosen for its aesthetics, performance and eco-friendly qualities, Zeon “will create a world-class playing surface for the Olympics and for…

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TifGrand Soccer Arena in Brazil Nearing Completion!

October 17, 2014

The website of UOL Sport (in Sao Paulo, Brazil) has reported that the renovation work on Allianz Parque, the home stadium of Sociedade Esportvia Palmeiras in Sao Paulo, Brazil, is quickly nearing completion. The arena’s surface is grassed with TifGrand Bermudagrass. At the time of the report (in July 2015), half of the soccer field…

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