- Provide a consistent playing surface of Zoysia on the fairway, approach until reaching the collar/green.
- Bentgrass requires many more inputs of water, fertilizer, fungicide and insecticides. Also, it must be walk mowed which requires additional labor. It also must be hand watered during the summer to reduce stress.
- USGA agronomists in site visits to the course since I have been at Glen Echo has recommended that the bentgrass approaches be removed for the reasons listed above as well. Other clubs in the area have removed or have been in the process of removing the false fronts. My staff has informed me that the false fronts have been drastically reduced in size over the last 10 years or so.
|Sod being removed from the front of #1.|
|Zoysia being laid on the approach.|
|The finished product.|
|Sod being stripped away from the right of #2.|
|Big roll sod being laid on #2.|
|Near complete. We have about 2 rolls of sod to finish the job and some additional cool season turf along the edge of the area.|