Hyde Park Est. 1909, A Donald Ross Design

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Putting Greens and Aerification

The core cultivation of the putting greens was originally scheduled for the week of April 13th however, with warmer temperatures, firmer surfaces and drier soil conditions the aerifcation will begin across the course on 3/30/15- 4/2/15 pending weather conditions. The practice and #1 green have been aerified to test equipment and processes of clean-up. Aerifcation is disruptive to play and takes a tremoundous amount of labor to complete properly. With that said, it is a necessary evil to reduce compaction, modify the existing soil, aiding to improve playability and the health of the turf.

Recovery time will be slower compared to the late summer cultivation practices due to cooler soil temperatures and the extended forecast models are leaning towards below normal temperatures. We anticipate at least 14-18 days for complete recovery.


Pat O'Brien

Grounds Superintendent




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