25 Mar '11, 9pm

GCI Exclusive: Final dispatch from the 2011 China Golf Show: My trip was very successful as I accomplished the g...

On my final days in Beijing I visited Darren Moore, golf gourse superintendent, at Shadow Creek Golf Club. This course was beautiful and just coming out of winter. Turf covers had just been removed and there is always the danger of desiccation as the wind was blowing and nighttime temperatures were at or near freezing. The golf course looked just like one in Chicago with many of the same plantings and stellar conditioning. In a few weeks greening will take effect and I saw trees and shrubs like forsythia and magnolias blooming. Darren tells me that his ryegrass fairways and rough can suffer some winter damage and also are stressed by warm summer temperatures and either pythium or brown patch. All of the equipment at Shadow Creek was the same as what you would see in the USA. The maintenance facility is very similar to those we have here as well. The course is a Jack Nickla...

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