Even though we had an inkling last fall that this might happen, Ron Kroichick reports the mind-boggling news that TPC Harding Park, just ten years removed from a lifeless PGA Tour Design Services, Inc. $23.6 million greens and design redo, will see its putting surfaces re-grassed this December.
Kroichick elaborates on the reasons, which include a poa annua invasion (who coulda seen that coming?), a looming 2016 PGA Tour playoff event and the annual every-ten-years re-grassing most courses go through.
"We definitely have challenges with the poa - it takes its toll on the greens over time," said Phil Ginsburg, general manager of the Recreation and Park Department. "We're trying to keep this course in top condition for amateurs and pros alike, and most courses do a greens project every 10 years or so."
Ginsburg placed the budget for this renovation at "just under $1 million," which will be paid by Rec & Park.