Next week’s aerification schedule

Hail Ridge Golf Course:

The time for aerification is never perfect.  It is a mess, it interrupts play and it just generally is no fun.  But, it is a necessity when you have the type of grass that we enjoy and has not been done in over a year.  For more information on aerification of A4 creeping bent grass please read this http://www.usga.org/course-care/our-experts-explain0/why-do-we-always-aerate-when-the-greens-are-perfect-21474872028.html

This aerification will help break up the layer of organic material that A4 bentgrass is famous for creating, allowing oxygen and water to the root level.  As you may recall we did a smaller version of this a few times this summer to relieve the pressure without the massive stress during hot/humid times.  We will be harvesting the cores as well as top dressing (sand) heavily and rolling after aerification to reduce the impact to play as much as possible.  With the disease pressure that we have experienced we will also be over seeding while we do this.

The Schedule:  We are planning to aerify greens, tees, fairways and rough.  We will begin with front nine on Tuesday. The front 9 will be closed during this process.  We will then close the back nine on Wednesday in order to preform the same procedure.  We will always have one nine open and we will re open both sides on Thursday.  The entire time this is happening we will be aerifying the rough, fairways and tees.  We anticipate the aerification healing completely within 2 weeks with weather cooperation.  If we have a weather or mechanical issue that pushes this schedule back we will be sure to let you know!

 

We have done all that we can do to keep our green complexes alive during this difficult stretch.  Now it is time to shift gears and look to the long tearm heath and improvement of this amazing golf course!

ALMOST FORGOT!!!

ALSO, AS WE APPRETIATE YOUR PATIENCE DURING THIS PROCESS WE WANT TO REWARD YOU!  FROM MONDAY SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH SEPT 15TH WE WILL RUN A BIG SPECIAL.  GOLF WILL ONLY BE OUR CART FEE ($20) AND BEER WILL BE $2/CAN!  THANK YOU AGAIN!