Tee-2-Green is a grower-owned company and the exclusive marketer of industry-leading bentgrasses for golf course greens, tees and fairways, including the revolutionary Penn’s and Pure’s high-performance varieties. Their other bentgrass varieties include Penncross (the world’s best-selling bentgrass), Penn A-1 & A-4, Crystal BlueLinks, Pure Distinction, Pure Select and more. These products each uniquely help create championship conditions and legendary courses around the world.
Penn State University developed and released the first seeded Penn bentgrass, Penncross, in the 1950s. Since then, it has become the world’s leading bentgrass variety. With the guidance of Dr. Joseph Duich, Penn State continued to produce many other successful and revolutionary bentgrass varieties. These “Penn Bents,” as they are commonly known, include Penn A-1, Penn A-4, Penn G-1, Penn G-2, Penn G-6, PennLinks, Penneagle, Seaside ll and several bentgrass blends. These varieties continue to be the standard in the golf course industry. You can even find Penn A-1 and A-4 on the greens of some of the world’s most famous courses, such as the Pete Dye Course at French Lick and the Erin Hills golf course.
In the 1960s, Penn State University declared Penncross a proprietary or “private” variety to discourage “unauthorized” sale of the product. Through a formal agreement, Penn State authorized the Penncross Bentgrass Growers Association of Oregon to produce and market the bentgrass. The association created the brand name Tee-2-Green and ensured that all Penn bents sold under that name would be certified.
We have taken great steps to ensure that all of the Penn Bents developed by Dr. Joe Duich at Penn State University and the Pure Bents developed by Pure Seed are covered under the Plant Variety Protection Act. In addition, we guarantee that Tee-2-Green bentgrass cultivars may only be sold as certified seed. By taking these steps, we’ve made sure to preserve the legacy of Dr. Duich and uphold the celebrated reputation of our bentgrass varieties with turf professionals around the world.