New greens at Crown Colony have tee'd off golfers back swinging

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - If you're one of those golfers a little tee'd off during the last eight weeks because of renovations going on at Crown Colony Golf course, gather up the golf clubs because the renovations are done.

Golfers had been playing on a shortened course and temporary greens at Crown Colony, but now everything is back in full swing.  A tournament started Friday for members who contributed to the changes on the course.

A process called "not-till" was used to resurface all 18 greens and the putting and practice greens.  Club management says P-G-A courses have the same grass and it can be cut to whatever speed you want.

"Everybody I've talked to today has said great deal, great deal.  They can't believe even though the greens that we had were puttable and could be fast, they can't believe walking out, looking down, how much grass is on the greens from what we were used to," Max Haney, Crown Colony Boards of Directors President, said.

The Crown Colony course is one of the top rated in Texas.  A new membership drive is underway.

©2010 KTRE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.