Author: Cecilia Brown

Growing from the Ground Up: The Remarkable Journey of Star Turf Farms

Star Turf Farms is a well-recognized sod business in Florida known for its superior quality and longtime farming operations established across the region. What started as a 600-acre cattle-grazing farm has now grown to 30,000 acres. The dedication behind this turfgrass operation and the people running the business are a testament to their success. History… Read more »

Sod Solutions Marketing Wins Eight Awards in National Contest

Sod Solutions traveled to Portland, Maine for the 33rd Annual Turf and Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA) Meeting during the last week of April and brought home eight communications awards. Competing among some of the most reputable turfgrass industry marketing companies and publications, Sod Solutions won three First Place Awards and five Merit Awards. First Place… Read more »

Latitude 36® Bermudagrass Takes Duke Softball to the Next Level

Latitude 36® Bermudagrass has been a game changer for Duke University softball, suiting the Blue Devils fast style of play. Latitude 36 has some of the best “playability” of any bermuda on the market and is a favorite in the college sports industry. Duke University employs Latitude 36 on numerous athletic fields around campus including… Read more »

TPC Louisiana Prepares Celebration® Bermudagrass Course Ahead of PGA TOUR Event

The entire staff at TPC Louisiana is staying very busy in the few weeks leading up to the PGA TOUR making its way to Avondale, Louisiana, a suburb southwest of New Orleans. TPC Louisiana’s Superintendent, Tyler McCool, joined the staff nearly seven years ago after working at a course in Mississippi for four years. McCool,… Read more »

NorthBridge® Bermuda a Stand Out for the Crimson Tide’s Baseball Stadium

Sewell-Thomas Stadium, also known as “The Joe”, opened in March 1948 as the home field for the University of Alabama baseball team. In 2015 the stadium underwent a complete modernization renovation and following the makeover, switched to NorthBridge® Bermudagrass. Athletic Grounds Director Jon Dewitt loves the recuperative ability that NorthBridge displays along with its color… Read more »

The Legacy Continues at Florida’s Bayside Sod

For the past 35 years, Bayside Sod has been supplying turfgrass along the west coast of Florida. It all started back in 1987 when Jack Bispham’s family left the dairy business and he decided to venture into the turfgrass industry. He started the business with a 20-acre field of St. Augustine grass in Sarasota, FL.… Read more »

“Inside the Ropes” at the 2023 GCSAA Conference

This week as exhibitors and attendees make their way inside the 2023 Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) Conference and Trade Show in Orlando, they are greeted by a newly built golf hole. The “Inside the Ropes” grass installation, which was coordinated by Sod Solutions Professionals and GCSAA, features five premier golf grasses from… Read more »