Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Light verticutting/grooming of Greens

Since we were not able to aerify our greens yesterday, we are doing a very light grooming/verticutting of our greens today.  This process forces the grass blades to stand up and the greens mower then is used to mow off the blades.  We will do this type of cultural practice throughout the season to help keep our turf in a more upright position which reduces the amount of turf that comes in contact with the ball.  The less contact, friction or drag on the ball increases ball roll and reduces the affects of grain on a golf ball.  

Toro verticutting unit used on our greens.

The final effect of the verticutting unit after going over the green surface.

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