Practice Putting Green Regrassing

Indian Creek Country Club, Indian Creek Village, FL

On August 4, 2011, the USGA spec putting green at Indian Creek Country Club was sprigged with MiniVerde bermudagrass into a rootzone amended with Maxand at a 20% rate (80/20 blend). The project was an expansion oft he putting green from 6,100 SF to 9,100 SF under the supervision of Golf Course Superintendent Joe Pantaleo. A layer of Maxand was spread on the surface of the greens mix and rototilled uniformly into the rootzone. MiniVerde sprigs were applied at a rate of 30 bushels/acre (see photos below). Nutrient applications included N at 1#/1000SF each week.

Maxand Rototilled

Sprigs Installed

ICCC Maxand Rototilling

ICCC Cut in Sprigs

Day 28 – 70% Coverage

Day 34 – 85% Coverage

ICCC 09-01-11 Day 28 E

ICCC 09-08-11 Day 35

Superintendent Joe Pantaleo
By the fourth week after sprigging the green has reached 70% coverage. Maxand’s beneficial properties of managing moisture and retaining nutrients has accelerated establishment.

The green has reached 85% coverage six days later. The photo above was taken the day after verticutting. According to Joe, “the grow-in has progressed significantly faster” than any of the several previous new construction or re-grassing projects he has supervised.