It's that time of year again ladies and gentlemen, time for the process you've all been waiting for...The Punching of the Greens!
As you all know, the spring aeration is one of the most important practices there is to ensure healthy and resilient turf throughout the growing season. The important thing is the greens and surrounding areas are firm enough to hold up to the heavy traffic that takes place during the process. The slide below depicts the effect of aeration in the soil and to the turf.
We appreciate the flexibility given by the membership to properly perform the spring aeration. When putting the club calendar together late last year, much thought was given to the timing of these aeration's and a decision was made to block off a four week period starting March 12th for weather dependent aeration. This is an important step in putting the golf course first as this time of year, the weather will dictate how and when we can implement this all important practice. Looking at the forecast we feel that now is the time.
The putting green and BACK nine will be closed Wednesday the 21st.
The FRONT nine will be closed on Thursday the 22nd.
Thank you for your cooperation with this process and we'll see you on the course!