Step 3 is a deep, solid tine aeration using our tractor mounted vertidrain. With this piece of equipment, we are able to punch a 3/8" hole to a depth of 9 inches. Really, we are aerating the greens twice this spring, all in one process.
As you all know, the greens here at Claremont are native soil (clay) greens that have been modified with sand topdressing over many years. The sand layer is anywhere from 2" from the surface up to 6" from the surface and varies on every green. With the deep aeration along with the traditional core aeration we will, over time even out the current inconsistency in the root zone resulting in better playing conditions year around. Please enjoy the following aeration footage!