Friday, January 20, 2012

Pencil Tining Stadium Greens

This week at TPC Sawgrass we pencil tined greens . We used the Toro 648 ProCore to tine all greens on property. This process took us two days due to the storm that passed through on Wednesday morning. The ProCore was equipped with solid tines or pencil tines. The solid tine is a less aggressive way to ventilate the greens. The tines are designed to punch into the turf and penetrate the top soil and root zone. The reason that we pencil tine greens is to relieve soil compaction which will allow oxygen to reach the root zone to keep the turf as healthy as possible.