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Old 10-20-2016, 05:22 PM
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as previous poster..torpedo grass
I've been around golf courses up north and, to a lesser extent, down south but I've never seen this stuff before on a golf course.

I worked at three different golf courses in Florida and I've played tournaments down here and I don't recall ever seeing torpedo grass on a golf course.

Is this some kind of weed that has infiltrated our courses or was it deliberately planted? It doesn't seem to be the type of grass that belongs on a golf course, especially fringes. On most course I've played, the fringes are the same type grass as the greens but cut slightly higher.

Is there any way to communicate with the powers that be to discuss this or any other issues?
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Old 10-20-2016, 05:46 PM
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I've been around golf courses up north and, to a lesser extent, down south but I've never seen this stuff before on a golf course.

I worked at three different golf courses in Florida and I've played tournaments down here and I don't recall ever seeing torpedo grass on a golf course.

Is this some kind of weed that has infiltrated our courses or was it deliberately planted? It doesn't seem to be the type of grass that belongs on a golf course, especially fringes. On most course I've played, the fringes are the same type grass as the greens but cut slightly higher.

Is there any way to communicate with the powers that be to discuss this or any other issues?
I'm playing Silver Lake tomorrow I'll ask the guys there if they know what kind of grass it is.
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Old 10-20-2016, 06:49 PM
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I've been around golf courses up north and, to a lesser extent, down south but I've never seen this stuff before on a golf course.

I worked at three different golf courses in Florida and I've played tournaments down here and I don't recall ever seeing torpedo grass on a golf course.

Is this some kind of weed that has infiltrated our courses or was it deliberately planted? It doesn't seem to be the type of grass that belongs on a golf course, especially fringes. On most course I've played, the fringes are the same type grass as the greens but cut slightly higher.

Is there any way to communicate with the powers that be to discuss this or any other issues?
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The prevailing weeds on the courses are goose grass which is somewhat like crabgrass but has longer stolons, and paspalum which is similar to the hybrid bermuda on our greens, but has a slightly thicker/wider blade and more yellow-green than the Bermuda grass.
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:37 AM
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The prevailing weeds on the courses are goose grass which is somewhat like crabgrass but has longer stolons, and paspalum which is similar to the hybrid bermuda on our greens, but has a slightly thicker/wider blade and more yellow-green than the Bermuda grass.
So this "torpedo grass" (assuming that's what it is) is purposely planted on the fringes and tees?

I thought that pretty much the entire golf courses were planted in some sort of hybrid Bermuda.

Most of the golf courses I've played outside The Villages were Bermuda tees, fairways and rough except in the winter when roughs, greens and aprons were over seeded with annual rye grasses.

I've noticed that the fairways on most of the courses I've played in TV are longer than on courses that I played in Florida in the past. I am surprised that they left Bermuda fairways that high. But then again, maybe they're not Bermuda.

I've played mostly executive courses, but I have played a few of the championships and none of the fairways I've played are like what I've played in Florida in the past.

But that's another subject. I'm more interested in this stuff on the fringes and aprons. It seems to be prevalent on the tees as well, but that doesn't bother me so much as I tee the ball up.
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Old 10-21-2016, 06:40 AM
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Actually, I just found this Uintah County - Weed Identification

I think this stuff might be some form of Bermuda but I've never seen Bermuda that looks like this. Could it be that they just don't mow it short enough?

I never saw rhizome like this on bermudagrass. Most of what I've played on has had stolons, but not rhizomes.
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