Legacy Golf Links Chooses Mini Verdi™ for New Greens

Legacy Golf Links in Pinehurst, N.C., is set to install new greens this summer. After nearly four years of research and contemplation Legacy's management has made the decision to install Mini Verdi™, a new Ultradwarf Bermudagrass. Ultradwarf Bermudagrasses are known for their heat tolerance and resistance to disease during the hot summer months. Other notable golf courses who have installed Mini Verdi™ include East Lake GC in Atlanta (site of the PGA Tour Championship) and TPC Sawgrass in Florida (site of the PGA Players Championship). Legacy will be the first golf course in the Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Aberdeen Area to install Mini Verdi™.

The golf course closed June 13, 2011, to begin the work and is scheduled to reopen for play September 19. The installation project will be managed by head superintendent Michael Norton and assistant superintendent Shaun Kerr. Additional support will be provided by Modern Turf, a licensed grower and installer of Mini Verdi™ out of Rembert, S.C.

"This project started nearly four years ago with tree removal, green surround work, a test green and lots of research and advice. The installation of the grass is actually the final step in a long process," said Chad Derusseau, Legacy's general manager. "This will be a significant capital investment but one we are excited about making in order to solidify our position as one of the best courses to play in the Sandhills for another twenty years."

Legacy Golf Links is a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course that opened in 1991. Legacy has received numerous awards including. "Top 50 Golf Courses in the Country for Customer Service" by Golf Digest and "Top 25 Public Courses in the Country" by Golf World's Readers' Choice awards. Legacy's most famous hole is its 18th, nicknamed "The Bear." This closing hole is known for both its beauty and difficulty and was voted the best finishing hole in Moore County by Pinehurst Magazine. Legacy is open to the public year-round and green fees range from $49-$109 depending on the season.

For more information, visit www.legacygolfnc.com.