The Finkbine Golf Course at the University of Iowa is sporting a new look these days. The 51-year-old course was closed for eight-and-a-half months for installation of bentgrass on fairways and greens. Finkbine pro and Iowa men’s golf coach Terry Anderson says the new surface is “awesome.” He says the roughs maintain a tough bluegrass and offer a striking contrast. He says the tees and fairways have different types of grass which are different colors to go with the third color of the bluegrass.Anderson says the update will keep Finkbine in line with the top public and private courses in the state. He says many of the new courses have gone to bentgrass, and he says most of the courses in the Big Ten are bentgrass.Anderson says it has been a big change for many of the average golfers and requires an adjustment. He says you have to hit the ball first and then take your divot. The cost of the project was nearly 450-thousand dollars.
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