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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Greens and fairway aeration

The new process is quickly showing us how much better it is.  We mowed today!  I watched a few putts rolling and they seemed pretty good  for just 2 days after aereating.  I'm excited to see how long it takes for them to be back to normal.  #10 is really close to opening.  My plan is to open it on Monday, April 19th.  We will aggressivley verticut it this coming week and topdress it with sand again.  It will still have thin areas, but I believe they will fill in over the next month with our usual spring green up.  We will be fixing any bare areas from the winter turf loss during that week as well by cutting them out and replacing the area with turf from the chipping green.  I think we will likely see the greens completely back to normal in about 2 weeks time.

We will be trying to finish all the fairways, tees and aprons this week.  Milroy will be finishing up the irrigation as well.  Some fairways are still too wet in areas, so we're hoping the rain subsides so we can finish the aeration we started last month.