Greenskeeping Basics

The only thing that may be more difficult than playing the game of golf is understanding the agronomy that goes into maintaining it’s courses.

In honor of Earth Day, we thought it would be best for you to brush up on a little greenskeeping. From multiple strains of grass to different lengths of mowing patterns, here are 10 quick lessons in a list we refer to as Greenskeeping 101.

Bermuda Grass


One of the most time-tested and well-known grasses not only in the golf industry but around the world is Bermuda grass. Bermuda is generally used in warm weather golf locations, most notably in the U.S. in Florida and Georgia. In terms of positives, this type of grass can withstand heat, be mowed low, be repaired quickly, and it is essentially drought resistant.

On the negative side, it will die easily in colder weather and occasionally you’ll find some holes in it, which are usually overseeded with perennial ryegrass to fill it in. It also has a unique feature called grain which we will go over to the next page. Some of the most famous courses use Bermuda grass such as Augusta National for their teeing areas and fairways.

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