GC 2030 - The decision-making process for grass selection
R&A Golf Course 2030 project
Adjusting sward species composition to one which results in both better playing qualities and greater sustainability takes significant time to accomplish and requires the growing environment to be right to allow change to occur. On top of this, the challenges likely to occur on golf courses over the next 10 years, in terms of resource availability, climate change impacts and regulatory pressures, there is a vital need to develop guidance to help with the decision-making process about grass selection, be that for cool season, warm season or transition zone areas.
Hui 'Eric' Chen, Research Manager, STRI Group
Dr Christian Spring, Research Operations Manager, STRI Group