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Published
4 .Mar.2021

Tune in! the Players Championship

For over 20 years DLF Pickseed & Seed Research have provided 100% overseed, as well as agronomic assistance to one of the games greatest stages.

TPC SAWGRASS GOLF CLUB – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL an hour SE of Jacksonville.   Home course for the PGA Network and host of The Players Championship tournament to be played March 9-14, 2021.  Pictured Jeff Plotts (Director of Agronomy) and his son Cooper Plotts the fisherman with a nice bass who is also an excellent ice hockey player.  Backdrop is the TPC Sawgrass Stadium course, a bermudagrass base course that is overseeded for winter 100% with seed from SRO/DLFPS – pictured here is the CHAMPION FINE(80/20) MIX with 80% 3-way perennial ryegrass blend and 20% Chewings fescue (SR5130 & Silhouette) used on tees, fairways and roughs.  The TPC-Sawgrass agronomy team also uses our MAXIMUM POA TRIVIALIS and VELVET BENTGRASS on the greens overseed.  Additional SR5130 CHEWINGS FESCUE is added on some shaded tees to improve conditions.  And TRANSACTION INTERMEDIATE RYEGRASS is used on general landscape areas around the course.   Director of Agronomy Jeff Plotts and Lucas Andrews, Assistant Director of Maintenance Operations, report good conditions on the course this week leading up to the tournament.   This course has been working with Dr. Leah Brilman and Agronomist Mike Hills for 20 years on trials, test plots and winter overseeding plans.  The course uses effluent water from local sources, and our grass varieties tolerate this lower quality water well.