Championship Course at Medinah Uses Penn Varieties

Tee-2-Green revealed that the grass varieties on the greens of Course No. 3 at Medinah Country Club are a 50/50 blend of Penn A-1 and Penn A-4 bentgrasses. The course is home to the 2006 PGA Championship, held Aug. 17-20.

Penn varieties including A-1 and A-4 are known throughout the golf course industry for producing a densely tillered, virtually grainless putting green surface that thrives at close cutting heights. In addition, the tight upright growth habit resists spiking even under high heat and humidity. Both varieties were developed by Dr. Joe Duich from plant selections in August, Ga.

This is the first major tournament since the course was modified after the 1999 Championship. Course modifications were completed in 2002 and included rebuilding six greens and regressing all the greens to Penn A-1 and Penn

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