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Lake Chemical Killed Golf Greens
A.J. Jolly Golf Course in Alexandria Kentucky shut down early this season, on August 13 after the greens on all 18 holes were damaged by flouridone.

Flouridone, found in products such as Sonar, is a chemical herbicide that is used to treat aquatic weeds and algae. However, the product had somehow managed to get on all 18 greens; bleaching the plant material causing it to turn white and stop growing.

The cost of the fixing the damage has still yet to be determined and while new grass is currently growing on the greens, Campbell County Administrator Robert Horine fully expects the course to be back in full operation early next year.

 
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