Tuesday, May 10, 2011


This morning we began the process of lightly verticutting greens. This has not been done for quite some time at Fieldstone. We are very excited as this process will smooth the greens surface while removing unwanted organic matter. This is followed by a dusting of sand to help smooth the surface even more.

It is called verticutting because the blades are vertical as can be seen in this picture:

The verticutters are placed on a triplex and driven across the green:

Here is a close up look afterwards:

We go to a depth of about 1/8 of an inch:

In putting the greens afterwards I noticed an immediate difference in the improvement of the ball roll across the greens.  Verticutting will be a weekly or bi-weekly practice throughout the Spring.

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