COURSE CARE
Hot Tips for This Summer July 28, 2011 By John Foy and Todd Lowe

Tighter spacing during core aeration is helping superintendents decrease total down time and disruption to golf.  

Issue:
How to manage aggressive thatch and organic matter accumulation on ultradwarf bermudagrass putting greens while reducing golfer complaints about downtime.

Solution:
Double punch the putting greens.  Golf courses that normally core aerate greens three to four times each summer are double punching twice yearly.

 

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