Written by: James Hutchinson
In the past, native fescue and ryegrasses were sown into the nursery and these are now coming to fruition. The team have saved money by using the turf for worn sections, pest-damaged areas and the fragile tops of bunkers (shown in the photo), and, as a result, the turf blends in seamlessly well with the existing grasses on-site. Had turf been purchased for all these areas then the costs would be significant. Not only that, fossil fuels would have to have been burned to get the turf to the course.