Tag: sand


Removing coarse topdressing sand from greens

June 4, 2019 By and
Superintendents use topdressing to manage thatch accumulation and maintain smooth putting green surfaces. However, they often avoid topdressing during the growing season because residual coarse sand may interfere with play and dull mower blades. A field study was initiated in ...

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The spirit (and soil) of Streamsong

July 29, 2013 By
At Streamsong, superintendent Rusty Mercer manipulates sand from a reclaimed phosphate mine to maintain a 36-hole masterpiece. These 36 holes of golf just don’t belong here. The views are vast, the dunes are huge. It’s been described as “larger-than-life” and ...

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August 1927: Nature Is Supplier of Pinehurst Greens

August 1, 1927 By
Below is an archived PDF file from the August 1927 issue of Golfdom about the sand used in the greens at Pinehurst. The archive is an ongoing cooperative project of North Coast Media, Golfdom‘s parent company, and the Michigan State ...

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