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Kevin is currently the certified superintendent at La Rinconada Country Club. Kevin was the Director of Maintenance at Lahontan Golf Club for over 14 years. Some of the responsibilities over the expanse of his career include the daily upkeep of multiple golf courses, natural resources, environmental compliance, and roads and streets. The wide ranging expertise has come from a combination of education and experiences. Degrees in Meteorology (1987 University of Nebraska/Lincoln), and Horticulture (1992 Colorado State), complete the formal side of this important combination of qualifications. A lifetime of experience around golf courses, and the game of golf was provided by Kevin's father.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Aerification techniqes

The main putting green was aerified yesterday (September 3rd) as a demonstration of an aerification practice that supplements traditional aerification.

This alternative aerification uses small .25 inch holes made at a tight spacing and done every 30 days. Recovery from the smaller holes is quicker than large diameter holes. Over the time of a year these smaller holes can greatly reduce the need for larger holes used in traditional aerification.

We are trying this technique to determine if it is practical for us here at La Rinconada. At this time our traditional aerification is planned the week of September 23rd.

Aerifier pulling small cores which are then blown to the edge of the green and picked up

Small diameter holes spaced about 2 inches apart


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