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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Different Bentgrass Greens

I thought you would find these photos to be interesting.  The turf variety that we used on the red and blue greens in 2006 and 2008 was A1 bentgrass.   It was the state of the industry at that time.   In the late 90s when NCC did the white nine, L93 bentgrass was used on the white nine. because it showed the most promise in the research trials.  Today, Pure Distinction bentgrass is one of the highly performing varieties that Bob O Link recently used on their greens in their renovation.  Just one of the characteristics of Pure Distinction is that it has an earlier green-up.   Each of these 3 bentgrass varieties has different growth and putting characteristics. 

Northmoor A 1 bentgrass green on April 26th  - still off color

Bob O Link Pure Distinction bentgrass on April 26th - early green-up

Friday, April 21, 2017

Tanner Witt

I wanted to say a special thanks to those of you who have asked about and followed my son Tanner's baseball career through college and the pros.   Even though he had a year left on his contract and was scheduled to play at Double AA Chattanooga with the Twins organization, he has decided to enter the next phase of his career.   He has traded his baseball uniform for a business suit and a set of operating room scrubs.  He has joined the Nuvasive spinal medical equipment sales team and has moved to Dallas.   From the ball field to the operating room, he is beginning a new career.

Needless to say, my summer evenings will be different without watching him on TV or listening to his games on the radio.   He has given me more than 20 years of enjoyment watching him play.  Lots of miles, thousands of innings and a million great memories of watching him play.
I appreciate the interest you showed in him and my family.   Thank you.