Labor Day marks that dreaded time of year, aerification. Aerification is one of the most important practices that a crew can perform. The benefits are many such as reduced compaction, improved gas exchange, increase rooting, increased drainage, organic matter control, to name a few. Challenging years such as this one require this type of work on a consistent basis in order to survive. Fortunately, due to our commitment through the years, our greens made it through the summer well.
We are going to use the solid tines once again this year. This is good news as the recovery is much quicker than using a coring tine that actually removes turf. We have been able to transition to the solid tine, again due to our commitment to aerification.
One big difference between this year and year's past is that we are going to start the process on Wednesday. Therefore, the course will be open fro regular play on Tuesday. We will be closed on Wednesday and hope to reopen 9 holes by Thursday afternoon. If wet weather arrives, this process will be pushed back until we are able to get it done.
We thank you for your patience through this process but more importantly, the greens do too.