Fall Aeration Schedule

 

Our greens have not been core aerified since November 2011. It is crucial that the weather will cooperate to allow this much needed cultivation practice.

 

Date

Projected Schedule

Monday Nov-12 COURSE CLOSED

Core Aerify Greens 1 through 18 along with Putting and Chipping Greens

Aerify Fairways #1…#9…#10

 

Tuesday Nov-13 COURSE CLOSED

Aerify Greens that are left if not finished on the first day

Aerify Tees and Aprons

Aerify Fairways #2…#3…#4…#5…#6…#7…#8…#17

 

Wednesday Nov-14 COURSE CLOSED

Solid Tine Aerify Greens 1 through 18 along with Putting and Chipping Greens

Aerify Tees and Aprons

Aerify Fairways #11…#12…#13…#14…#16

 

Thursday Nov-15 COURSE CLOSED

Aerify Fairways that are leftover if not finished

Finish aerifying Approaches if not finished

SAND TOPDRESS – All Fairways beginning at 9am

 

Friday   Nov-18 COURSE OPEN 7:00am

Cleanup and Touchup … Fix any damaged areas

 

 

Aerating in November

This schedule is completely dependent on weather.  Because this process will be done so late in the season, there are no make-up dates scheduled.  If it is too wet, we will not do any of the scheduled activities.  We will monitor greens throughout the winter and punch small holes as needed if nothing is completed in November.  The next scheduled aeration will then occur during the week of March 11, 2013.  Additionally, tree work will occur throughout the golf course with the emphasis of pruning many of our prominent oak trees.  Two trees will be cut and removed.  One monterey pine in the 17th rough and one cypress nearest the 6th green.

 

Aerification Progress Report

One week removed from core aerifying the greens with .600″ tines, we’ve seen excellent recovery. The greens should be pretty close to normal by the end of this week, and the fairways, although soft, should be looking good as well.

As soon as the fairways are done we will be starting the tees and approaches. This part of the process should be pretty quick and painless. Our target for completing the entire course is Thursday of this week, and if the weather holds, we will have no problem meeting that time frame.

In the thirteen years that I have been in the industry, I’ve never seen the aerification process go better than it did here this season, and it’s definitely showing in the quick recovery of the golf course.