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This blog is intended to keep the members at Wing Point up to date on the course conditions, the challenges we face with weather, the day to day update on projects, and hopefully add some insight to your overall golf experience. The blog will be updated as much as possible. Information on things that may impact your golf experience such as sanding or aeration will be posted as well. Take time to read one of the polls on the side of the page. The results will help us make decisions on course maintenance practices and give us feedback on what you, the members are thinking.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Winter is back...and aeration is postponed

What a change!  We had 1.75" of rain over a 24 hour period Sunday/Monday.  The course was pretty dry until that.  The forecast ahead looks pretty wet, which means we will be postponing the greens aeration until the weather turns around.  We were scheduled for Monday, but it may be the following week from what we are looking at.  In circumstances like these, we sit back and wait for a 2 day stretch of dry weather to go ahead and aerate.  It's crucial that the sand remains dry so it can drag into the holes easily.  Wet sand causes bridging in the channels that the aerator produces.  This reduces the efficacy of the process which is trying to fully replace the thatch that is removed with the sand applied afterward.

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