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Diamondhead's Pine Golf Course reopens Saturday

DIAMONDHEAD, MS (WLOX) -

South Mississippi's newest golf course greens will be put to the test Saturday. After being closed for renovations for more than a year, the Pine Golf Course in Diamondhead reopens with a new look.

Competition is driving the improvements at the Pine. Age had begun to take its toll on the 38-year-old golf course.

"A green is like a roof; everything has a life span," said Course Superintendent Jimmy Shannon.

"We went back and captured our original size of our greens," Diamondhead PGA Golf Pro Hoppy Smith said. "The greens were getting a little smaller. It had some grow-in from the outside. Captured the original sizes of the greens and went in and put new grass on the greens."

All 18 holes were resurfaced with a grass called Miniverde. It's a state of the art grass, rated number one for the past seven years by the National Turf Grass Evaluation Program.

"It's a smoother, faster putting surface, which more players demand," said Shannon.

Smith said golfers can expect a big difference.

"The grass is going to be a lot healthier. We're going to have a lot more coverage on it. It's just going to be a much more enjoyable golfing experience for the public."

Golfers like Pat Vandervort can't wait to tee-off.

"It looks absolutely perfect. And they've leveled some of the tee boxes, they've made some necessary changes. And the greens, which were in really poor condition, are now in wonderful condition," Vandervort said.

"Personally, I'm excited because it's going to move our golf course up to the standards of some of the other golf courses in the area," Smith said.

The course opens to the public Saturday May 28th at noon.

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