We were able to stay ahead of schedule and finished all greens and fairway aerification on Tuesday. I'd like to go over the fairway aerification process.
The fairways are aerified using 3/4-inch hollow tines spaced on 4-inch centers. The machine is connected to a tractor and looks like this:
Afterwards the cores are dragged with using a metal mat:
In this picture you can see the difference in what a core looks like before dragging with the red arrow, then after dragging (blue arrow):
The remaining "tufts" are then picked up and dumped on the cart paths next to the fairways:
I'll do one more post this week on some other items regarding the aerification earlier this week.