Solid tining work has been carried out on all greens over the last 2 days. The work has been done using our Toro Procore machines, using 8mm tines to a depth of 3.5″.
This work causes very little disruption to the greens surface and once surfaces are rolled, cut and rolled a second time the greens then putt as before. Below are some photos of the process.
Improved air exchange
Improved surface drainage
Reduction in soil compaction
Improved nutrient uptake through soil
Increased microbial activity thus a reduction in thatch
A similar treatment is being carried out on our grass paths which enevitably are more likely to become compacted.