Thursday, August 15, 2013

Greens and ball marks

It has been 9 days since aerification and the greens have filled in nicely.  To aid in getting the greens back in shape as soon as possible we added extra fertilizer and raised the mowing height.  Now that the greens have filled in, we will begin lowering the mowing heights to get speeds back to normal.  The goal is to have pristine greens for the Championship next weekend.  While speeds may be slow during the recovery, they are recovering quicker and will allow for better greens sooner.

Below is a picture of the proper way to fix a ball mark (assuming you fix yours, please do).

That last paragraph is key, the sooner you fix a ball mark the better.