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Springfield Golf Course Unveils Greens Renovation

Fort Mill, SC – Springfield Golf Club announced today that the course will re-open September 28 after a closure of ten weeks to re-grass the greens with MiniVerde, an ultradwarf Bermuda grass. The driving range will open today for golfers to refine their game in preparation for the re-opening.

Gene Roper, Director of Golf at Leroy Springs & Co., said, “We’re excited to reopen after converting the greens to this improved heat tolerant grass. We believe our members and guests will enjoy the year round playability this grass affords us.” Leroy Springs golf operations have experience with the MiniVerde grass, having converted its sister course in Fort Mill back in 2008.

Clyde Johnston of Hilton Head Island, SC, a former president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, designed the Springfield Golf Club. The course, with a design that harkens back to the traditional schemes of the 1920’s and the Golden Age of Architecture in golf, has developed a reputation as one of Charlotte’s most scenic and challenging courses since its opening in 2001.

The 6,906-yard par 72 layout is located on a heavily wooded and hilly site in Fort Mill. The course features four holes that flank Sugar Creek, affording players spectacular views, including 13 holes that play across and along perennial streams that feed into the Catawba River.

* * *Located in Fort Mill, SC, the Springfield Golf Club is a semi-private facility open to daily-fee play and annual memberships. To book a tee-time at Springfield, call the Pro Shop at (803) 548-3318, or visit online at www.playspringfield.com. For further information on golf operations contact Gene Roper at (803) 547-1075.

About Leroy Springs & Co., Inc.

Leroy Springs & Company is a non-profit company dedicated to supporting the recreation, education, and community needs of citizens in the communities of Fort Mill Township, Chester Township, and Lancaster County. It operates golf courses in all three communities and oversees operations of the Anne Springs Close Greenway and Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, both in Fort Mill, as well as the Leroy Springs Recreation Center in Chester. www.leroysprings.com

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