The task of Hollow Tining and Top Dressing of the Greens will take place over the Broomfield Course the week commencing Monday 9th October 2017 and the Medal Course the week commencing Monday 16th October 2017. It is around 9 years since this activity was last carried out and why our greens are prone to flooding now more than before, due to the build up of thatch.
These works are essential in order to keep and maintain the greens in good condition for play all year round. Through this operation, it reduces or prevents the accumulation of excess thatch, it provides a method to improve the soil mixture around the highest part of the green’s roots, and it relieves soil compaction, making it more permeable.
However, it is a proved fact that after the aerification for about 6/7 days the putting surfaces will be irregular due to the accumulation of sand from the hollow tining operation, and will affect the rolling of the ball, which means that the greens will be in less than perfect playing condition.
Please understand that the hollow tining of greens is merely a short-term disruption that has long term benefits for the golf courses.