Non-Breathable Greens Covers Offer Best Choice In Certain Areas

Oak Hills CC in San Antonio has hosted 24 PGA Tour events. It currently is home to the SBC Championship, a premier Champion’s Tour event.

Craig Felton, CGCS, golf course superintendent at Oak Hills since 2004, has 20 years of experience using greens’ covers to protect Bermuda grass greens in the south. Craig has always turned to TDA to manufacture his covers because of the wide variety of choices that they offer. Craig first worked with TDA when he was an assistant at River Oaks CC in Houston, TX. “After the freeze of ’89, we purchased plastic non breathable covers from TDA,” Craig explains. “In this part of the country, I like a solid plastic cover. We actually get a 2 to 3 degree temperature increase under the cover at night, as opposed to a breathable cover that only stops desiccation. This gives us the greatest amount of protection possible.”

TDA makes a complete line of covers, including breathable woven and non-woven covers. All of the covers are custom made for your course. It is hard to believe that with 100 degree temperatures across the country that it is time to prepare for winter conditions, but that is exactly the case. The first cold front will be here soon, and if you haven’t prepared for it by having your winter green covers in good shape, you could be caught off-guard.


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