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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.

Sources:

Naples Daily News

USGA

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.

Poa Annua golf tourney
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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Endurant replaces overseed for PGA Tour Web.com

Looking at side-by-side photographs of Nashville Golf and Athletic Club, taken in 2016 and 2017, it’s a challenge to tell Endurant turf colorant from overseed.

Endurant turf colorant replaces overseed in PGA Tour Web.com Tour
Overseed 2016, left. Endurant turf colorant 2017, right. Photo credit: Golf Course Superintendent Alex Price

 

Fairways have been overseeded for more than 20 years at NGAC, said Golf Course Superintendent Alex Price. That has changed with Endurant.

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Geoponics’ Endurant gets POA Tourney popping with color

Golf superintendents play color enhanced paspalum for greener turf & water savings

Endurant turf colorants provide vibrant green ahead of sweltering summer heat during a demonstration for Florida Golf Course Superintendents

Just before summer, participants in the Poa Annua Golf Classic & G.C. Horn Memorial Tournament, presented by the Everglades Golf Course Superintendents Association, saw Endurant turf colorants applied and the immediate effects.

Golf Course Superintendents are always looking for ways to get ahead of the game to achieve optimal results in turfgrass.

Geoponic’s Endurant turf colorants can lead to a huge savings and a vibrant green using less water, fertilizer and other harmful chemicals.

Geoponics provided a demonstration of Endurant Premium, one of several concentrated natural green colorant shades available in the Endurant line of colorants. Endurant was applied at a rate of approximately 3 to 4 gallons per acre on the Platinum Paspalum at The Rookery at Marco golf course, of the Marco Island Marriott. Platinum Paspalum is a turfgrass variety often chosen for environmental benefits, including saving water. Check out more about this variety from West Coast Turf and Western Sod, in a short article here.

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Endurant turf colorant greens Envirotron golf classic

Endurant greened up the tee boxes at Envirotron, a Florida golf tournament committed to a greener, sustainable turfgrass industry. Endurant is the perfect choice for a tournament that funds and promotes sustainability in turfgrass industries.

Endurant PR at Envirotron Golf Classic in Florida promoting green, sustainable turfgrass
The Envirotron Golf Class promotes sustainable, green turfgrass. Endurant turf colorants is a perfect fit, long providing golf course superintendents and other turfgrass professionals with an alternative to over-seeding, over-watering and over-fertilizing.

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