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Indian Wells Insider - March 2018

Indian Wells Golf Resort

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Photo @channingbenjaminphotography THE COURSES BOOK a Tee TiMe player friendly As winter turns to spring, the agronomy team is working to transition turf on the Players and Celebrity courses W ith two highly regarded courses under his watch and the season in full swing as golf-minded travelers and part-time resi- dents are visiting the Coachella Valley during winter, Indian Wells Golf Resort's Director of Agronomy Jonas Conlan has plenty on his plate. But someone in his role is always looking forward and with spring just around the corner, Conlan spent some time with us discussing how the Celebrity and Players courses will transition as warmer temperatures arrive – and what effect that will have on playing conditions. • • • • What are some of the key things you're doing to transition the golf courses from winter to spring? During the next few months we will begin to lower heights of cut on tees, fairways and rough to help promote the transition back to Bermuda grass. We will also begin some cultural practices such as aerifi- >> Snow-capped mountain views.

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