This week’s scheduled course aerification went really well. Favourable weather allowed us to punch holes in all the greens and tees. Even though aerifying will make the greens much better through the season, they will go through a short recovery period which will make them slightly softer and slower than we are used to. We appreciate everyone’s understanding through the healing process.
With the summer months ramping up and the golf course getting busier, I would like to encourage everyone to fix their ball marks on the greens. This is extremely important as it will help the greens heal quicker and make the greens much smoother for other members playing later in the day.
Fixing a ballmark can be pretty simple and pretty quick. Here are a few key steps and a short video:
1. Find your mark (if you can’t try to find another)
2. Tap the ballmark from the back to shrink down the ballmark (putter works well)
3. Insert your ballmark repair tool of choice and gently twist the edges’ inwards to fill the gap
4. Level the ballmark with your putter
This USGA link offers more details on how to properly fix your ballmarks.
Have a great weekend,
Andre Aymar, Course Superintendent