Help Team Zoysia name two zoysia varieties at GIS

By |  January 13, 2017 1 Comments

Team ZoysiaTeam Zoysia is asking attendees of the 2017 Golf Industry Show to suggest names for two new zoysiagrass golf green varieties from Bladerunner Farms, and one attendee will win a new Scotty Cameron putter for participating.

The two new zoysia greens grasses, yet to be named, were developed by  Bladerunner Farms’, Poteet, Texas, David Doguet. The grasses are currently known by their designation used during the research and trial period: M85 and M60.

According to Team Zoysia, M85 is a fine-textured zoysiagrass for greens, tees and fairways has a naturally very dark green color with slow vertical growth.  Mowing will be reduced in every area of use. Leaves grow from the rhizomes at 90 degrees producing less grain than other varieties.  M-85 was selected for genetic color, disease resistance and growth habit. It has shown great promise for greens in San Antonio and Atlanta — especially for excellent cold weather color retention in those locations. The texture is as fine as the ultra dwarf bermudagrasses.

M-60 provides a fine-textured putting surface with good recuperative potential for tees and fairways. M-60 for greens tees and fairways has a natural dark green color along with reduced vertical growth rate. M-60 was selected for fine texture, extensive rhizome system, disease resistance and growth habit, according to a press release.

David Doguet.

David Doguet.

“Zoysia for greens is the future of golf. We are so excited to introduce these new varieties at the 2017 Golf Industry Show and give attendees the opportunity to see them up close, ” Doguet says.

Potential grass names submitted by attendees at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando will be considered for use on either of the grasses. Name selection will be made following legal due diligence and trademark requirements, common for new product naming. Attendees who submit a potential grass name will be entered into a drawing to win a new Scotty Cameron putter, approximate retail value $300. Winner will be selected from all names submitted, no matter if it is eventually used in commerce.

Both grasses will be renamed and officially released by 2018.



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  1. Michael Cella says:

    If it’s not too late, M85 could potentially be named “ heck yeah “!

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