Premier Sands August 2020 Newsletter

Premier Select Topdressing

We are excited to announce The Hayden Group is now producing two different grades of Premier Select topdressing sands.  Before we launched our Premier Select topdressings, they were field-tested to perfectly match your turf care needs.  They are USGA spec, angular to subangular in shape, and tested to be NEMATODE FREE! Additionally, our topdressing sands are pH neutral with no acid reactivity.  This allows you to perfectly manage and control your turfgrass nutrition inputs without the worry of keeping your greensmix in balance as well.

Our flagship topdressing product is Premier Select 30, which is available in both 50# bags or in 2800# super sacks.  PS30 is kiln dried with 91% of the particles retained between the 35 and 60 sieves (.25 mm to 1 mm) to work nicely into the canopy of your greens.  The angular particle shape will improve surface firmness and provide excellent drainage. This is the perfect sand for light and frequent maintenance applications and for filling aeration holes.

Premier Select 16 is more widely graded and is available as a bulk load product (25-ton max per truckload).  The sand has a kSat of 41 in/hr.  Given the wider particle gradation than PS30, this sand can be used as a greens construction sand without the need for amendments.  It’s an ideal sand for backfilling aeration holes and can be used as a maintenance topdressing sand as well.

Give us a call to place an order or to get samples.  We can ship immediately and look forward to providing this key agronomic product to you.

Premier Select Test Data:

Premier Select 16 Test Results  |  Premier Select 30 Test Results

University of Arkansas Nematode Test Results


Ted Fist, Sales & Business Development

Architect & Project Spotlight: Todd Clark

We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Todd Clark, ASGCA member and the architect behind some of the best courses in Kansas. Todd has been busy over the last several months working on bunker renovations at courses like Falcon Ridge Golf Club, Oakwood Country Club, and Prairie Highlands Golf Club to name a few. To learn more about Todd and his outlook on course design and maintenance, click here.

Current @PremierSands Projects
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Troy Fink, Director of Agronomy at Blessings Golf Course

Daryl Pearson, Owner AFP Golf Construction

Ted Fist Visiting Old World Stoneworks

Garrett Holt, Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at Shady Oaks Country Club

Findings in the Field: Algae

In mild climatic conditions, Algae (typically Blue Green) growth may occur in bunkers. Algae layers can cause discoloration of sand and have the potential to clog pore space, thus reducing infiltration of the sand and changing the sand’s physical properties. Here are a few tips from Jerry Lemons of Better Billy Bunker to successfully minimize Algae growth.

Employee Spotlight

Elizabeth Canterbury

Elizabeth “Liz” is the Office & Accounting Manager for the Hayden Group.  She joined the team in January of 2016.  Liz is responsible for accounts payable, billing, shipping and multiple other duties. She is located in our main office and is the person you will first see when visiting our offices.

Liz is married to Kevin, and together they have two teenage boys, Kollan and Konner.  Kollan is a senior at Sheridan High School.  Konner is a sophomore at Sheridan High School.  Both boys are very active in athletics, which is why you can usually find Liz in the stands of a football or baseball field cheering on her favorite athletes when she’s not at work.  Liz is a member of the Grace Worship Band and enjoys spending her time singing and worshiping.

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