Riptide helps to transform the greens at Dudsbury

Lucy Nichollsin Chemicals & Fertilisers

Five years ago, Dudsbury Golf Club embarked on an ambitious project to revolutionise the composition of their greens.

The decision to introduce ProSelect Riptide, a creeping bentgrass exclusive to ICL, was met with both anticipation and trepidation. Fast forward to today, and the results speak for themselves. The greens at Dudsbury Golf Club have undergone a remarkable transformation, thanks to the successful sward composition change.

ProSelect Riptide has proven to be a game-changer in the golf course management industry. Its unique characteristics and superior performance have made it an ideal choice for Dudsbury Golf Club. We spoke to the course manager, Warren Moss, to get his insights on the impact of ProSelect Riptide on the greens.

"The change to ProSelect Riptide has been truly remarkable," Warren shared enthusiastically. "The greens are now in pristine condition year-round. The grass has a vibrant green colour, excellent ball roll, and exceptional disease resistance. It has significantly improved the playability of the course, making it a delight for golfers of all levels."

The benefits of ProSelect Riptide extend beyond aesthetics and playability. Its deep rooting system ensures better drought tolerance and reduced water consumption, making it an environmentally friendly choice. Additionally, the grass recovers quickly from pitch marks and other forms of damage, resulting in quicker healing times and improved overall turf health.

Members of Dudsbury Golf Club have been quick to note the positive impact brought about by ProSelect Riptide. One regular shared that the greens used to be inconsistent, but since the switch, the course feels akin to a professional tour circuit. The ball now rolls smoothly, providing an exceptional putting experience. They were full of praise for the club's management for this outstanding improvement.

An equally appreciative voice highlighted the visual appeal of the course since the change. They noted that ProSelect Riptide has been a game-changer, leading to smooth and uniform greens that provide Dudsbury Golf Club with a distinct edge. Being part of a club that prioritizes quality and constantly strives to enhance the golfing experience was described as a true pleasure.

The success of the sward composition change at Dudsbury Golf Club with ProSelect Riptide is a testament to the importance of innovative turf management practices. By embracing cutting-edge solutions, golf courses can elevate the quality of their greens, improve player satisfaction, and ensure environmental sustainability.

The collaboration between Dudsbury Golf Club and ICL, serves as a shining example of how investing in advanced turf technologies can pay off in the long run. It not only enhances the reputation of the golf club but also attracts new members and visitors who appreciate the value of exceptional playing conditions.

As the golf industry continues to evolve, it is imperative for golf course managers to stay ahead of the curve. The success story of Dudsbury Golf Club should inspire other clubs to explore innovative turfgrass solutions and embrace positive change. ProSelect Riptide has undeniably left its mark on the greens at Dudsbury Golf Club, and it will continue to do so for years to come, ensuring a superior golfing experience for all.

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