Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee Replacing Surface on Greens
July 27, 2010 -- Press Release, for immediate release July 27, 2010
Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee
Eatonton, GA, 31024
The oppressive Georgia heat and humidity over the last two months has taken its toll on the greens at one of Georgia’s top rated golf courses, Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee. CEO Andrew Ward shared “We know how hot it can get in Georgia, but the combination of extreme heat, heavy rainfall and high humidity over the last few months has had a significant impact on the quality of our greens. Here at Cuscowilla we have always been very proud of our golf course and our National and State rankings and it will continue to be our biggest priority and asset. We have always known there would be a need one day to replace the surface on the greens as Bentgrass has a limited lifespan”.
Ward went on to explain that “After further severe heat and humidity damage this weekend, discussions with the Cuscowilla Management Team took place and the Principals of Cuscowilla have decided to take action this summer and now close the greens on August 2nd for 9 -10 weeks. We will now redo the surface of all the Bentgrass greens. There is a new generation of more heat resistant Bentgrass available now that will replace the old turf. We are not replacing the greens, just the surface of the greens, and as such it is expected to return to some limited play in October, and back to normal before the end of 2010”.
Ward also confirmed that all of the other operations in Cuscowilla will continue during the transition and the practice facility, teaching center and fairways, and Food and Beverage Operations will remain open.
“The decisions that had to be made were not easy, especially considering the short lead time, but everybody in Cuscowilla, including the CMGA (Cuscowilla Men’s Golf Association) are convinced that they have to be made and are in the best interests of our Club” said Ward.
“We very much look forward to showcasing our new greens later in 2010, which will be better than ever before” Ward concluded. Ward also advised that the Golf Club at Cuscowilla recently jumped in the National rankings from #13 to #11 in Golf Weeks Top 100 Resort and Residential Courses in America for 2011 (November 2010 publication), which will be great timing with the return of the new greens.
For further information contact Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee, or visit them on line at www.cuscowilla.com and follow their blogs, face book, and web site for ongoing updates on the process.