Modern Turf Offers MiniVerde sod

Hank Kerfoot - Friday, March 25, 2011

Rembert, SC, January 5, 2011 — As the number one rated bermudagrass for putting greens in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials the past several years, MiniVerde grass is a golf course favorite.

Modern Turf, SC’s state-of-the-art turfgrass production company, offers this ultradwarf grass straight from its sod nursery in Rembert.

MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass features fine leaf blades, short internodes and high shoot density, providing an ideal surface for putting. Its dark green color and exceptional color-retention during cooler temperatures make it an attractive addition to any golf course.

Golf course superintendents and maintenance staff appreciate the grass’s versatility, as it can be mowed at collar height, allowing them to battle encroachment issues on the edge of the collar instead of the green. According to Modern Turf Founder Hank Kerfoot, MiniVerde sod differs from other ultradwarf varieties, producing a durable, hardy, tighter, faster and more consistent putting surface.

“As a former golf course superintendent, I understand how important it is to have sod that performs well and looks great without a lot of extra maintenance,” said Kerfoot. “MiniVerde sod meets these objectives and can even be planted utilizing the hassle-free no-till process, which makes it an excellent product for the golf course.”

Modern Turf’s sod farm has more than 1200 acres, producing ten varieties of turfgrass, including MiniVerde sod. The company’s team of professionals understands the needs of the golf course. From product selection to application to greens maintenance, Modern Turf provides consultations as well as hands-on service to ensure golf course superintendents have the support, products and services they need to do their jobs well.

Founder Kerfoot and Vice President B.J. Haunert possess a combined 50 years of turfgrass management experience in areas including the United States, Bermuda, and the Bahamas. Their goal is to make golf course superintendents' jobs easier. To learn more about MiniVerde sod and Modern Turf visit or contact Hank Kerfoot at 803-713-8873.