Golf Course Management

JAN 2017

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Viera East Golf Club Gets No-Till Tif Eagle Renovation. Bravo! You'll find TifEagle Bermudagrass on the pictur- esque 18-hole championship golf course at Viera East Golf Club in Viera FL. Located just south of Cocoa Beach and in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian and Banana Rivers, this Joe Lee design fea- tures lush, rolling fairways, crystal clear lakes, spectacular white sand bunkers, and swaying palm trees. Thirty-one-year veteran Tim Melloh (PGA) , General Man- ager and COO, is responsible for this prestigious course in the heart of an upscale Community Development District. It was Tim who made the decision to go with TifEagle. "When I was the Director of Golf at FSU, we replaced our old 1960's TifGreen 328 with TifEagle. We redesigned all of our bunkers, tees and greens. We basically just blew everything up and started over. So when I came here I al- ready had 11 years of experience with TifEagle and talked the Board into replacing our Emerald Dwarf. It was horrible. We did a no-till TifEagle conversion and were open for play in 54 days." Take a lesson from Tim Melloh. Whether you're renovat- ing your existing greens or planning a brand new facility, insist on the best. Specify certified TifEagle Bermuda- grass by name. You can sod it, sprig it or e ven no-till it under the right conditions - just like Tim. For more information and a list of TifEagle growers,visit us at Or call 706 552-4525. "We looked at Champion, as well as the leading paspalums, and couldn't believe how puffy they all were. Honestly, I can't figure out how anybody keeps up with them. In my opinion, TifEagle is a far superior grass for golf course greens." T i m o t h y A . M e l l o h , P G A General Manager/COO Viera East Golf Club, Viera FL TEAM U G A ® TM Drop By Booth # 1217 at GIS And Find Out Why TifEagle Is Your Best Choice For High-End Putting Greens.

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