Our primary objectives in aerating all of the playing surfaces include:
Aerification schedule for fall:
September 1-3- Pull plugs on tees and approaches
September 8-10- Pull plugs in rough
September 8- Seed Fescue
September 22-23- Dethatch/Verticut fairways
October 6-8- Deep tine fairways and greens
Because of the amount of thatch on the fairways, we will institute a new process called verticutting this year. This will turn up A LOT of thatch on the fairways. Follow the link to see the machine in action!
Notice the wavy appearance of the fairways- this is due to the amount of thatch that has accumulated on the fairways.
The above pictures were taken on a fairway. Verticutting the fairways will help control this thatch.
This is a plug taken from an approach. Note the difference in the amount of thatch (…about ½” at most). This is the result of regularly scheduled aerification.