28 Apr '11, 6pm

As new grass grows at an old course, so does New Orleans

All golfers love true-rolling greens and nice grass on the fairways. We would take these things for granted if we played at Augusta National or Pine Valley every day. As golfers we live and die by the condition of our golf courses. Every blade of grass says something about our handicaps or our class or social status or where we live or who we know. These little peculiar agronomic virtues of the game were never made more clear to me than when I talked recently to Peter Carew, the golf course superintendent for the New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, which runs two city-owned public golf courses. Since Hurricane Katrina and the broken levees flooded much of the city and its golf courses, Carew, a Connecticut native in his late 50s, has been working tirelessly to revive the fortunes of the city's munis and provide suitable playing conditions for golfers already burd...

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