Alpha is the first of a new generation of creeping bentgrass, with qualities never before seen in golf turf:
• Championship greens without the championship maintenance
• Ball marks, divots heal rapidly
• Unparalleled ground coverage and density
• Dollar spot resistance equal to the best
• Rich green color
• Makes visible gains on Poa annua each year
• Great for GREENS, TEES and FAIRWAYS!
"The Forgiving Bentgrass" - The single biggest factor that sets Alpha apart is ground coverage. Alpha retains ground coverage under some incredibly tough growing conditions.
Aggressive against Poa - At Jacklin Seed, we test every single bent strain in our breeding program against Poa annua. If it can't hold up against Poa we pitch it. All of the plants that went into Alpha excelled at keeping Poa at bay. In tact, they made visible gains against Poa every year.
Optimized for the mid-budget golf course - Unlike some earlier bents, Alpha was bred and optimized with the mid-budget golf course in mind. Alpha provides tournament-quality golf for every golf course.
Breeding - Alpha was bred from golf course selections and from elite lines in the variety, Putter. About 20% of its germplasm originated from New England courses and 30% from collections in the Carolinas. Alpha's breeder block consisted of spaced-plant progenies of selected populations, modeled after how L-93, Pennlinks and most modern bents are assembled