Success Stories

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A Cost-Effective Solution Trinity™ Fungicide Keeps Summertime Brown Patch At Bay

Chris Butcher is no stranger to being the underdog in the lawn care business. As the founder and sole proprietor of the Lawn Cure company in Raleigh, N.C., he must compete with larger lawn care service operators in his area. With nearly 125 customers, Butcher has a lot to manage, especially because he is Lawn Cure's only employee.

Basagran T/O® Herbicide Success Snapshot: The Country Club At Mirasol

Raised greens and their many undulations are hallmarks of the Sunrise Course at the Country Club at Mirasol. The Fazio-designed course has challenged pros playing in the Honda Classic PGA Tour event for the past three years.

Croasdaile Country Club

Some might consider superintendent Charles Sheffield lucky. Only one disease significantly disturbs the turf on his pristine 7,068-yard golf course at Croasdaile Country Club in Durham, N.C. However, any superintendent or pathologist living in the Southeast knows that the unknown root disease of creeping bentgrass on golf course putting greens – often referred to as Pythium volutum – and luck mix about as easily as oil and water.

Curalan® EG Fungicide Success Snapshot: Big Spring

Host of the 1952 PGA Championship, Big Spring was founded in 1926 and plays 17,000 rounds annually.

Curalan® Fungicide Success Snapshot: Valhalla

Superintendent Mark Wilson, CGCS, is familiar with the pressure of preparing his course to meet the PGA’s high standards. After all, the PGA owns it. At the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., Wilson and his crew maintain 530 rolling acres to strict, top-tier playing condition.

Drive® DF Herbicide Success Snapshot: Marvel Golf Club

Nestled along the western shores of Kentucky Lake, Marvel Golf Club is Western Kentucky’s premier 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by Palmer Course Design and opened in 2005, Marvel sits upon some of the most pristine landscape found anywhere in the bluegrass state. 

Drive® Herbicide Success Snapshot: Bidermann

Bidermann Golf Course opened in 1965 after founding member George Weymouth and owner of Winterthur estate Henry F. du Pont agreed to expand upon the estate’s 9-hole golf course. Named after du Pont’s accountant, Antoine Bidermann, the course joined the Vicmead Hunt Club in 1977 to offer a full service country club to members.

Drive® Herbicide Success Snapshot: Los Angeles

Named one of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses in 2005 by Golf Digest Magazine, the 18-hole North Course at the Los Angeles Country Club (LACC) boasts 6,980 yards of championship golf. Architect George C. Thomas Jr. designed the course, which opened for play in 1911.

Emerald® Fungicide Success Snapshot: The Club At Olde Stone

Nestled in the rolling hills of Kentucky, The Course at Olde Stone is an Arthur Hills and Drew Rogers-designed championship golf course destined to be a classic. Opened in June 2006, the par-72 course is artfully woven into the landscape, which is a combination of hills, flatlands, trees, grassland and water.

Honor® fungicide gives superintendent broad-spectrum disease control and decreases turf recovery time after aerification

Located in Longmeadow, Mass., Twin Hills Country Club still features its original pushup greens constructed more than four decades ago using native soil. For players, the greens are the hallmark of the club’s classic 18-hole course. For superintendent, Matt Kowal, controlling disease and accelerating post-aerification turfgrass recovery on the older greens are his biggest turf challenge.

Insignia® Fungicide Success Snapshot: Ballantyne Resort

Touted by PGA Magazine as a “Great Golf Resort of the World” the year the course opened in 1998, Ballantyne Resort is a public, par-71, five-star championship golf course set in the Ballantyne community of South Charlotte.

Insignia® Fungicide Success Snapshot: Ghost Creek

Ghost Creek’s Robert Cupp-designed layout took little time establishing itself as one of the nation’s premier semi-private golf courses. Nestled next to its sister course, Witch Hollow, the two courses make up Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, which opened for play in 1992.

Insignia® Fungicide Success Snapshot: The Ridge

Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, The Ridge Golf Course sits atop land once used by the ancient Maidu tribe and later by miners traveling to the California Gold Rush. Today, golfers enjoy a classic 18-hole course designed by master architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Kings River Golf And Country Club

In California’s central valley, golf course superintendents seeking fairways that complement the pristine appearance of their carefully groomed greens must address year-round crabgrass pressure. With crabgrass, prevention is crucial. Over the past few years, superintendent Mike Kroeze at Kings River Golf and Country Club in Kingsburg, Calif., has learned to control crabgrass, despite the weed’s resiliency.

Pendulum AquaCap® Herbicide Success Snapshot: Banyan

Tucked within West Palm Beach’s urban development is Banyan Golf Club’s 200 scenic acres, which act as a natural habitat for wildlife that includes birds, foxes, squirrels and alligators. Opened in 1972, the private, par-72 course was designed by architect Joe Lee and has become one of the most exclusive in Palm Beach County.

Trinity® Herbicide Success Snapshot: Hendersonville

With gentle rolling hills and wide valleys, the Donald Ross designed Hendersonville Country Club is a picture of stress-free terrain. Unless you’re its superintendent.


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