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Mark D. Kuhns, the club’s director of grounds since 1999, said there’s a reason why Rutgers grasses play prominent roles at Baltusrol, a National Historic Landmark. They perform well for golfers, and Rutgers strives to develop grasses that resist disease, insects, heat and drought stress, he said.

“They’re always looking for better varieties, so they have a program that’s very aggressive in that regard and probably the finest research team in the country,” said Kuhns, a golf course superintendent for 40 years and former president of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

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