The process of aerification started on greens this morning. We are using a 5/8 inch coring tine to remove the top 2 inches of thatch and organic matter from the putting surface while creating a hole to incorporate sand into the green profile. This process is paramount to the success of any playing surface on a golf course while improving surface drainage, firmness and ultimately providing a healthier growing medium for roots.
Weather permitting, the goal is to have all greens poked, amended and topdressed before Friday. The greens department appreciates the patience and cooperation of the membership with this process. Below you'll find a video outlining the process and the agronomic benefit of Aerification. Stay tuned over the week with additional post and twitter updates on the progress.