We have poked holes in all the greens during the cruddy weather we have been having the past few days. It hasn't been pleasant to work in but it is great timing because we aren't in your way and you aren't in ours. We hope to get our topdressing out Monday if we don't get too much snow tonight. Then we hope for some warm weather to help greens heal up quickly.
Even though we see it often, it is truly amazing how quickly and easily new roots find these channels in the soil. The new roots love the freeway without compaction and water and air are readily available.
As most of you know we are seemingly always poking holes but there is really no substitute for this critical practice if you want to maintain high quality turf. We realize it can be an inconvenience for you playing the game but we try to do it as quickly and efficiently as possible. And the week of less than ideal playing conditions pays off in a season long stretch of great conditions coming in the months ahead.