Understanding fine fescue species and their use in golf
Fine fescues comprise a group of five turf grasses: the red fescues‑slender creeping, Chewings, strong creeping, hard fescue and sheep fescue. The seminar will discuss the features, benefits and differences between the grass types and examine how breeding, research and development is influencing how and where they are used on the golf course.
A particular focus of the session will be examining hard fescue, including its increased usage in the industry and its implications for more sustainable turf management.
- Understanding the key differences between turf grass species
- Learning how to utilise each species on a particular golf course
- Finding out about new turf grass research relevant for sustainable turf management
- Investigation of in‑field trials and case studies of leading golf courses in the UK
- Learning how hard fescue can benefit the future demands of sustainable greenkeeping
- Understanding how and why chemical and water inputs can be reduced on golf courses
Dr. David Greenshields