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Turfgrasses from Pure Seed and Atlas Turf International Featured at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

Published 6/17/2023

"Canby, Oregon/LaGrange, Georgia: As the 2023 Ryder Cup approaches, the host venue, Marco Simone Golf & Country Club, stands ready with turfgrasses from Pure Seed and Atlas Turf International. For the first time in the competition’s history, the iconic duel between Europe and the United States will occur in Italy. When the 44th edition of the Ryder Cup begins in late September, the stage will be set with a complete portfolio of championship turfgrasses, including Pure Distinction Creeping Bentgrass, Pure Dynasty® Seeded Paspalum, and PureLinks Fescue.

Marco Simone, located in Guidonia just northeast of Rome, underwent a complete redesign in preparation for the Ryder Cup. Originally designed by Jim Fazio and opened in 1989, the golf course needed to be transformed to host the world’s largest golf competition. European Golf Design was selected for the job with lead architect Dave Sampson spearheading the redesign. For the turfgrass, the challenge entailed selecting the varieties best suited for the climate, possessing the ability to execute the designer’s vision, and most capable of delivering playability up to par with the legendary golf challenge."

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