Aerifying our greens may be one of the more important tasks we do to. Although it disrupts putting for a few weeks the disruption far outweighs the benefits. Not only does the act of aerifying (pulling the core) strain the greens, the whole process is an animal unto itself. Our entire staff will be walking and working on the greens, numerous machines will be driven and used on them, and tons of sand will be worked into the aerification holes.
So, to prepare the turf we went out this morning with a pre aerification fertility application to boost the turf and prepare it for the event.