Friday, November 2, 2012

Overseeding of Driving Range and Par Three Tees

Last week the Stadium Agronomy staff at TPC Sawgrass began the process of overseeding and growing in Perennial Ryegrass on the driving range tees and par three tees.  Due to the continuous high volume of golfers that The Stadium Course host throughout the winter months, it is necessary to maintain proper turf coverage in areas where the turf is utilized most often.  During this time, the growth rate of the Bermudagrass greatly decreases because of the colder temperature and the decreased hours of sunlight, making the recovery of turf a much longer process.  By overseeding our Bermudagrass tee boxes with Perennial Ryegrass, we are able to ensure proper turf coverage throughout the course of the winter.  
Resort guest utilize overseeded Driving Range Tee one and a half weeks after initial seeding