Well it is that time of year. Fall is coming and soon the leaves will be turning. This time of year is very important for all of the Superintendents. If you have spent any time on the golf course during the month of September more than likely you have played on some greens that have holes filled with sand or just holes in the green. This process is called aerating. Aerating is the process of either pulling plugs or punching holes in the green and filling them with sand. This is an important part to keep the greens healthy. It reduces compaction in the green, allows air to get into the roots and also allows the roots to get deeper into the surface. The deeper the roots are, the healthier the plant. While this disrupts play for about 10 days, it is necessary to keep the greens healthy. Below is the aerating schedule for all of our courses. Some courses have already started this process:

Willow Run – Will aerate September 28th & 29th
Bakker Crossing – Aerated September 14th & 15th
Central Valley – Aerated September 14th
Dell Rapids – Will aerate October 6th
Worthington CC – Aerated September 8th

Worthington Country Club will be starting to aerate some of their fairways today. The front nine will be closed on Monday to aerate tees and approaches and the back nine closed Tuesday to aerate tees and approaches.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at jason.sudenga@greatlifegolf.com

Fairways and Greens,

Jason Sudenga

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