When the head of the world’s largest independent turf breeder signs on to speak at the 2022 Asia Pacific Golf Summit, it is a powerful validation of the summit’s importance.
David Doguet, President of BladeRunner Farms is without doubt one of the world’s topmost authorities on modern turfgrass and he is a man that all golf course owners, general managers and operators should make an effort to meet and listen to.
In keeping with its fourteen-year tradition of showcasing the best brains in the business of global golf, APGS 2022 has aced it again by obtaining the services of Doguet as one of its distinguished speakers. Doguet will be speaking at APGS 2022 to be staged at the multi-billion-dollar Hoiana Integrated Golf Resort and Casino in Vietnam on November 1 – 3, 2022.
“David has preached the gospel of the benefits of zoysiagrass for more than three decades. And now, after more than 30 years of research and real-world application, it appears the golf industry is made up of zoysia true believers,” said Mike Sebastian, the producer and owner of APGS 2022.
Doguet is recognized worldwide as an expert on zoysiagrass, now has a wide selection of new varieties on the market suitable for use as greens grasses. Among these varieties are Zeon, Primo, Lazer, Prizm, and Trinity Zoysia, with their low inputs, drought tolerance, and superior playability, are no longer a promise for the future, they are available today. The future of greens grass, it appears, is now.
Some of the golf industry’s highest-profile new projects are grassing with zoysia greens, utilizing varieties developed at Bladerunner Farms in Poteet, Texas:
In the U.S., Bladerunner has more than 50 test sites from coast to coast. These sites are at leading golf course facilities with experienced golf course superintendents giving real-world feedback on what they are observing. Grow-in, mowing, water use, disease or insect problems, cold tolerance, shade tolerance, etc, are all under review. Even the PGA Tour Agronomy department at the TPC Sawgrass has a Bladerunner Farms zoysia test site. Multiple U.S. test sites use zoysia for the tees, fairways, rough, and greens.
Along with the United States locations, Bladerunner Farms has ongoing real-world and research trials in nine international countries including facilities in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea.
Bladerunner Farms is the largest supplier of zoysia for greens in the world and according to Doguet, “I have dedicated my life’s work to the development of zoysiagrass as a sustainable, drought tolerant, highly playable, beautiful grass with low inputs. This grass has the capacity to help the golf industry reign in maintenance costs to secure the longevity of the industry for all who love to play the game of golf.”
Delegate registration is now open at: https://registration.asiapacificgolfsummit.com/event/asia-pacific-golf-summit-2022
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