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|