Less Irrigation? Faster turf recovery? Meet Garden City Country Club!

“We spoke with local superintendents using Holganix 800+ Golf on their courses and they only had great things to say,” explains Russ MacPhail. “That’s why we decided to utilize Holganix 800+ Golf at Garden City Country Club.”

Garden City Country Club is a private club located in Garden City, New York. Built in 1916, the championship 18-hole golf course was designed by then famous American golfer and architect, Walter Travis.

As the superintendent, Russ is charged with nurturing the turf while staying true to Travis’ original designs.

Russ started using Holganix 800+ Golf in May of 2013 on his greens. After two to three applications of Holganix Golf, Russ noticed he needed less irrigation and that the turf was recovering faster after being stressed out by tournaments.


Russ was seeing great results because with Holganix 800+ Golf, he was caring for both the turf foliage and the roots. By building a robust root system, the turf is stronger and can withstand stresses like weather and traffic.

“We’ve seen improved root density and root depth,” states Russ as he shows off a picture of roots with minimal thatch. The picture was taken in November.


“In years past we might have only had an inch or so in roots. But, with Holganix 800+ Golf, we’ve had great roots even at the end of the season.”

The increased health in roots also helps Russ increase playability because the playing surface becomes firmer.


Want to learn more about Russ’ experiences with Holganix 800+ Golf?

Check out our webinar recording featuring an interview between Russ MacPhail and Holganix Sales Representative, Rob Dillinger. 


Want To Dig In Deeper?

Want to learn more about the Holganix 800+ Golf product? Holganix Bio 800 products are filled to the brim with beneficial soil microbes that build healthier turf using fewer fertilizers and pesticides. Download our ingredient list using the link below and be sure to give us a call at 866-56-EARTH to get in touch with one of our representatives!

Download The Holganix Bio 800+ Ingredient List

Download The Holganix Bio 800+ Ingredient List

Posted by Kaitlyn Ersek on Jul 15, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Kaitlyn Ersek

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