Modern Turf Announce Installation at Distinguished New Madrid Country Club

Rembert, South Carolina – December 5, 2012 – Modern Turf, Inc., the preeminent, South Carolina-based turfgrass production company, announced installation of the Miniverde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass nine-hole golf course at New Madrid Country Club, set in the Mississippi River town of New Madrid, Missouri.

The private, 3,003-yard, par 36 course is the first in the state to feature MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass. “We are excited to have been able to install our renowned product at the half-century old New Madrid golf course, and to introduce this exceptional turf to Missouri golfers,” said Hank Kerfoot, president of Modern Turf.

The MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass produces deep roots and is characterized by fine leaf blades, short internodes and high shoot density. MiniVerde has been the top-rated Bermudagrass in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials for the past several years.

Said Kerfoot, “When we install new turf, we factor in as many elements as possible, from the average daily temperature, to the average rainfall, and from the course’s slope rating, to the course’s age. For environmental reasons, New Madrid’s proximity to the Mississippi River needed to be taken into consideration. The MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass requires less chemicals and fungicide treatments, so it really is the ideal turf.” He added, “With this project, we also needed to consider New Madrid’s climate. This is an area that has registered some of the hottest summers in the state. Our Ultradwarf grass is well suited for New Madrid’s fluctuating climate and its unique topography.”

To learn more about MiniVerde Ultradwarf Bermudagrass or for information about other Modern Turf products, call (888) 413-8873. Or, visit the Modern Turf website at

About Modern Turf

Modern Turf is a South Carolina based turfgrass production company specializing in growing and installing a complete variety of turfgrass for the golf and landscape industries. The company was founded by several former golf course superintendents who have been involved in all phases of golf course management and construction. Together they have more than 50 combined years of turfgrass management experience in the United States, Bermuda, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Modern Turf operates a sod farm in Rembert, South Carolina and a retail outlet in Columbia, South Carolina. Embedded data.

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