Summer is here and new CHAMPION Bermuda greens are underway at Eagle Ridge Golf Club. Although Eagle Ridge Golf Course shut down May 31st for this exciting renovation, the range, pro-shop and Tavern On the Green remain open. The beginning of August is our target date for re-opening.
The past few weeks, Scott Clifton and his crew have been working hard to prep, tear out and punch the greens to get ready for the sprigs delivered earlier this week. Thousands of CHAMPION Bermuda sprigs were delivered from Texas and sifted out onto the green surface, rolled and covered with sand.
Driving range is open from 10am-5pm daily. Stop by and take a look at the progress!
We appreciate your patience and will keep you in the loop during the renovation process.
Benefits of CHAMPION Bermuda Grass
CHAMPION has twice the density of Tifdwarf, and has better density than most bentgrasses at mowing heights of 1/8″ or less.
CHAMPION has exceptional tolerance of close mowing, does not thin-out to expose the ground even when mowed at 1/10 of an inch. Even other ultradwarf bermudas cannot handle low heights as well.
CHAMPION maintains very high density even in partial shade, outperforming Tifdwarf and other Ultradwarfs on shaded greens.
CHAMPION maintains very high density at the lowest mowing heights which gives it exceptional wear tolerance.
CHAMPION makes a profusion of lateral stems which provides very rapid recovery from injury, even at the lowest mowing heights. This is a critically important characteristic which distinguishes CHAMPION from other Ultradwarf bermudas. It is this characteristic which allows CHAMPION to outperform other bermudas in transition from overseeding and to thrive in colder climates where other ultradwarfs have failed.
Slow Vertical Growth
CHAMPION’s growth habit is primarily horizontal with very slow vertical growth which gives a more consistent putting surface.
Better Spring Transition
CHAMPION transitions more readily from overseeding compared to Tifdwarf and other Ultradwarfs. Poor transition from overseeding has been almost unheard of on CHAMPION greens even after several years, yet it is a common occurance for other Ultradwarf bermudas which lack the aggressive growth habit that is inherent in CHAMPION.
Better Cold Stress Resistance
CHAMPION survives and recovers from sub-freezing temperatures better than Tifdwarf, Tifgreen, and other Ultradwarfs at greens height. CHAMPION greens have thrived in the upper transition zone for years even as other Ultradwarf varieties have failed.
CHAMPION has very dense and aggressive lateral growth which allows it to dominate other grasses at greens heights.