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Merion: Turf Screen aids recovery in 100+ degree heat

In the midst of this mid-July 100+degree heat wave, it’s great to receive an email like this!

Good morning Scott:

We applied the second application of Turf Screen to our greens yesterday and it is helping us recover from the daily beating we give our greens — even in this heat.

We are continuing to cut at .090 with a very aggressive 18 inch mower that our mechanic Robert Smith put together for us on the fronts of our 220 E’s.  There is NO mower in the world that has this clip rate, but it can be hard on grass.  We also roll every single day. Today, with temps expected in the low 100s, is no exception. They were cut and rolled this morning and will stimp out in the 12’s this PM.

The addition of Turf Screen to our program, however, has actually allowed us to not only survive but to recover in 100plus temps…”

With this maintenance regimen, we always lose grass. That is the reality of championship turf. The addition of Turf Screen to our program, however, has actually allowed us to not only survive but to recover in 100plus temps.

I hope you sell railroad tankers full of this stuff so you can get it made cheaper so I can run it on our fairways.

Thank you for thinking about this and more importantly following through with it!

Matt Shaffer
Director of Golf Course Operations
Merion Golf Club