Only an advanced generation, highly refined bentgrass variety, bred for genetically enhanced disease resistance and scientifically designed for use on closely maintained golf greens, fairways and tees can obtain classification as "One of the SUPER BENTS™."
The elite, environmentally-friendly turf performance of SUPER BENTS™ are the result of meticulous testing by Seed Research of Oregon and DLF Pickseed that exceeds all industry standards and removes undesirable weeds and crop like Poa annua and Poa trivialis.
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The most genetically advanced creeping bentgrass available today. It is the only 5th generation variety in the market and has scored the No. 1 rating in the Rutgers turf evaluation trials for four years straight in both greens and fairways (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020). 007XL has superior turf qualities – fine leaves and uniformly dense – and exceptional Dollar Spot and Anthracnose resistance. It also excels because of its high wear tolerance, early spring green up, and cool weather performance.Download Techsheet
Extensively used around the world in all environments. Superior performance greens, tees, and fairways. Documented reduced fungicide use due to disease resistance. Excellent wear tolerance and repair. Heat and Cold Tolerance.Download Techsheet
Superior turf quality. Excellent wear tolerance and recovery. Cool temperature growth. Heat and cold tolerance. Superior disease resistance for reduced inputs for fast establishment.Download Techsheet
Superior heat and wear tolerance. High density with lateral spread great for greens, tees, and fairways. Excellent putting quality and Poa annua resistance. High disease resistance for reduced inputs.Download Techsheet
Lateral spread with high density but low organic matter production. Rapid recovery from wear, divots, verticutting, aerification, and ballmarks. Cool temperature growth and density to prevent Poa annua invasion. Heat, cold, disease, and Shade resistant.Download Techsheet
Superior Dollar Spot resistance. Versatile for greens, tees, and fairways. High density with low thatch production, high resistance to Anthracnose, Brown Patch, and Pink Snow Mold. Excellent heat and cold tolerance. Unique genetics.Download Techsheet
As golf is now an Olympic sport, the Japanese underwent advanced planning for this event by hiring Tom Fazio, famed American golf course architect, to renovate the Kasumigaseki Country Club in Saitama prefecture (region) near Tokyo. As Kasumigaseki Country Club readied for play, the greens were met with nothing short of all-out admiration for their perfect conditioning and pure roll. The course renovation started in 2015 and completed during the 2016 season. As part of the plan a total greens renovation and reseeding to 100% 007 creeping bentgrass was completed. 007 bentgrass is a very popular variety of bentgrass having already performed well throughout Japan.
Brent Doolittle, golf course superintendent at Shady Oaks, supervised construction of a new nine hole par 3 course in the summer and fall of 2016 completing this project in the spring of 2017. The greens were built to the size of a regulation golf course. Of the nine greens seeded each received a single variety for evaluation. Two greens were seeded with 007 bentgrass, two with Luminary and two with AU Auburn. One green each was seeded to 777, V8, and L-93XD. These were observed over three years for uniformity, putting quality, fine leaf texture and performance in Texas. Based on his own trial performance from the par 3 course Brent selected the variety 777 (Triple Seven) for seeding the new greens on the regulation 18 hole golf course in 2020. The greens came in excellent and the variety has continued to show superior performance.
The 50 plus year old Grand Haven Golf Club is currently receiving a total course renovation as a result of Jack Nicklaus and his design company donating their professional services for this project. The Grand Haven Golf Club is the birthplace of the Folds of Honor program that provides scholarships to spouses and children of fallen or wounded service members. The newly renovated golf course will be renamed American Dunes Golf Club and used as a fundraising tool to support the scholarship program through a series of tournaments held in conjunction with the upcoming Patriot Golf Day. To date (2019), the Folds of honor program has awarded more than $130 million in scholarships. Shaping was completed in 2019 and ready for seeding 777 (Triple Seven) bentgrass on the greens and Flagstick bentgrass on the tees and fairways. Seed Research of Oregon helped by supplying the seed for this project at cost to support this important endeavor.The course has grown in well and is ready for opening in May, 2021.
Golf Course architect Gil Hanse has directed the total course renovation. On course supervision and grow in for the renovation will be the responsibility of Phil Cuffare, Director of Agronomy at Oakland Hills. The new greens were seeded to a blend that includes both 007 and 777 bentgrass. The fairways and tees were seeded to a seed blend of 007 and Flagstick bentgrasses. These bentgrass varieties are proven "state of the art" bentgrass varieties well adapted to tournament golf conditioning. Photo: Early November 2020 picture after a summer seeding of a Oakland Hills green and approach. When asked how are things, Phil responded, "Greens are spectatular."
Zach Reineking, Director of Course Maintenance, is supervising the conversion of the fine fescue fairways to 007 / Flagstick creeping bentgrass in July of 2020. Erin Hills is a fescue fairway golf course that, in the last 15 years, had transitioned to a collage of grasses that included fescue, perennial ryegrass, Poa annua and some bentgrass. Converting the fairways to creeping bentgrass (007 / Flagstick) will provide a more uniform surface with better playing conditions.