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Recovery: Hurricanes shake up golf tourney

Six weeks after Irma and months after Harvey, many golf courses are back in the swing of things with major tournaments continuing without disruption. Others are still doing the work required to get to greener pastures. One tournament moved from one hurricane-devastated area to another– one which was just a few weeks further in their recovery process.

An interesting swap occurred where one Hurricane Harvey recovery came just in time to save a USGA tournament struggling for a home post-Irma.

Quail Creek Country Club was set to host the first major tournament in Collier County– until Irma caused damage that left the tournament seeking a new site.

The 2017 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, Collier County’s first USGA event was postponed from it’s initial dates this October. Despite hoping to keep the course on site, it was moved to Houston, Texas, not far from another area devastated by Hurricane Harvey just a few weeks prior.

Champions Golf Club in Houston is now set to host the event, Nov. 11 through Nov. 16., at the club’s Cypress Creek Course.

“Champions, the site of the 2020 U.S. Women’s Open, has been an incredible friend of the USGA over the years,” said USGA President Diana M. Murphy in a statement on the USGA event website. “And it speaks volumes to the character of the members and leadership for them to offer their course – a three-time USGA championship venue, no less – on such short notice. We are confident this championship will be a success. We will keep all of those who have been impacted by the recent hurricanes in our utmost thoughts.”

Although it could be hard to see a Naples, Fla. course lose the chance to be a host due to hurricane damage, there was a silver lining that the recovery in Houston was bound to come to Naples– in time.

“Lucky for us, our course has rebounded exceptionally well from the more than 30 inches we sustained last month due to the storm [Harvey], and we feel it is our duty to give back to the golf community and an honor to welcome those who have been adversely affected by another hurricane to our home. We wish our friends in Florida a speedy and successful recovery,”said Robin Burke, vice president of the Champions Golf Club in Houston.


Naples Daily News


Geoponics has several products to assist with turf recovery.

  • Soil surfactants can help move standing water.
  • Turfgrass colorants get grass natural, gorgeous green that is TV-ready and tournament ready with Endurant.
  • Mulch dyes, including from Endurant turf colorants, and pond colorants, such as Aquaveil, assist with efficient course color in addition to turfgrass colorant needs.
  • More from Geoponics.
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POA Annua: Yesterday and today

In case you missed it, here are scenes from the POA Annua Golf Classic & G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament held at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club.

We have also mixed in some history shared by the Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association of America as the event celebrates more than 40 years of participation.

The 2017 POA Annua, presented by the Everglades GCSA, was held Thursday, May 18 through Saturday, May 20.

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Scenes from Poa Annua Golf Classic 2017 at Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club presented by the Everglades GCSA in combination with the GC Horn Memorial Tournament benefiting turfgrass research at University of Florida. Featuring Endurant turf colorants for event-ready turf all year long using less water, less fertilizer and fewer chemicals.



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Mercato: Color enhancement perfects upscale landscape

Wealthy destination demands color enhanced landscape

Beautification and environmentalism come together using Endurant turf color enhancers at Mercato shopping center

When it comes to a beautiful landscape, color is key. Endurant turf color enhancers give grass and other plants a rich, vibrant green that is both natural and exquisite.

Mercato recently decided to maintain an impeccable landscape using Endurant color enhancement.

Mercato is an upscale mixed-use center with world class shopping, entertainment, restaurants, homes and offices. Located in Naples, Fla., Mercato is one of the trendiest and wealthiest destinations within the area that is already famous for its general wealth.

A WinField Solutions account manager working with lawn care operators and pest control operators learned that Endurant color enhancers were a perfect addition to the landscaping design and approach on the property.

“I was truly amazed how realistic the Endurant Perennial Rye appeared at Mercato. It really brought the lawns back to life. It really looked great!”

~Doug Raynor, LCO-PCO Account Manager, WinField Solutions, Southwest Florida


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Mercato, the upscale community within the upscale community of Naples, Fla., seeks impeccably lush green landscaping. Endurant provides the beautiful look while conserving water, reducing fertilizer usage and eliminating the perceived need for harsh chemicals. Endurant colorant lasts 3 months or even longer on dormant turf and several weeks in most applications.

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County parks go green with Endurant grass colorant

Growing green grass is a walk in the park with Endurant grass paints.

Located in Southwest Florida, Collier County Parks and Recreation recently applied Endurant to ballparks and street medians.

Medians get a makeover in the coastal community of Collier County where worldwide visitors to Naples expect beautiful streets and views.
Medians get a makeover in the coastal community of Collier County where worldwide visitors to the Naples area expect beautiful streets and views.

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