Saturday, July 30, 2011

Greens Modifications

During the first aerification in June, greens 4, 13, 16, 17 and 18 were re-graded to allow for more pin placements. During this process the sod from those specific areas was lifted and then meticulously placed back. This left many seams, resulting in an uneven putting service. To help the sod pieces transition back together and create consistency throughout the entire green, the sites were aerified using the Toro Procore. Quarter inch tines were used at a 2 inch depth in the third gear.

Sod directly after being punched.

Left side of 13 being aerified.

The front of 17 proved to be difficult, having to pull the Procore to the center of the green with multiple short passes.

After the holes were punched, the cores were scraped away and any remaining debris was blown away. Immediatly following, a heavy water was applied then the punched area was rolled four times repeating two different directions.

The back of 17, immediatly after the clean up process. The treated areas will continue on a normal mowing schedule with the addition of extra hand watering and rolling with the Salsco.

Recovery is going well 7 days after cores were removed.