3 Unexpected Facts about Golf Turf

Hank Kerfoot - Thursday, August 08, 2013

Golf Turf may well be one of the most scientific grasses that we grow.

Unexpected Facts about Golf Turf

A great deal of science goes into creating golf turf – some of it natural and other parts enhanced. Golf course superintendents have their hands full with keeping the golf grasses up to par.

You may not have realized that creating and maintaining an excellent course requires this:

1: Golf Turf must be overseeded.
Grass does not thrive year round, except under the most stable of conditions. Most grass is either warm loving or cool loving. That means it must be overseeded during certain parts of the year so that it maintains a thick, plush look. If overseeding does not happen when it is needed, the green can become sparse and interfere with the game of golf.

2: Some golf turf must be mowed as many as five times per week.
Some grasses are engineered to withstand constant mowing. These are mostly the short blade grasses. This trait allows the best putting greens to be low, fast, and without interference from the grass.

3: You should use different types of golf turf for different purposes.
A golf course is made up from many different types of golf turf. From short blade to long blade, the grass itself creates the perfect playing field. Maintenance helps to ensure that the course is always at its prime and understanding which type of grass to plant where is what master groundskeepers are all about. Next time you run into the master groundskeeper, ask how many different types of grass he keeps. The answer may amaze you.

If you have questions about golf turf, ask the experts at Modern Turf. Just call (803) 691-9890.