The Griffin City Golf Course received a face lift Saturday when the course's greens were replanted. Champion Turf Farms out of Texas oversaw the project. In all, it took Griffin City Golf Course Superintendent Josh Pettit and his staff a month to prepare the greens. It took about 8 hours to replant Saturday, about four hours for the front nine and four more hours for the back nine. It'll take another 6-8 weeks for the grass to establish itself and grow in enough for the course to allow play on the greens again. Griffin City Golf Course pro Charlie King estimates the greens will be ready for play by Aug. 1. He will make a formal announcement when they are ready and hold a customer appreciation day on a Saturday shortly thereafter. Until then, the course is open for play using temporary greens only. The grass, which was shipped in, had to sit overnight in a refrigerated 18-wheel truck inside the park before being carted out to each green Saturday.
— John Sullivan/Daily News