Greens Aeration Almost Completed

We were able to get the greens aerated on schedule yesterday.  A frost delay forced us to start late, but they were aerated, cleaned and topdressed.  The greens are playable now, but the process is not completed.  We will return to the greens with another topdressing later this week to fill a few remaining open holes.  Rolling will continue throughout the week to smooth them again.  We will attempt to do this work in the afternoon when the surface is dry.  Doing this in the mornings when the sand is wet from dew usually creates more of a mess that when we start.

We did start some aeration in the first cut of rough yesterday as well.  You will notice the plugs sitting in the rough along the fairway edges.  This machine is living on borrowed time and we are trying to squeeze the last remains of usefulness it possesses.  Cesar was able to get a little more than half the fairways done before it broke once more yesterday. We have not looked at the machine yet to estimate repairs.

Some sodding, and additional aeration will continue through the fall.  Tees may be aerated again depending on weather.  Fairways will be aerated again with a solid tine in conjunction with a topdressing.  As always check back for regular updates and course conditions.
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