This early aerification will jump start the healing process for any thin areas on the putting surface as well as provide improved health, and firmness of the greens as we head into the fall.
I consider aerification to be a "necessary evil" it is never fun to do, and the golfers never like it. It still must be done. We try to do the best possible job and leave behind a surface that is playable. The long term health of the greens must be the first consideration when maintaining a golf course. Just know that in early September when the majority of the courses in the Metro area are doing their greens aerification, we will not be doing it then, and the greens will be smooth and healthy.
On a side note, the maintenance team is looking for additional staff; part time, full time, or even just weekend help. If you or someone you know is looking for work, an application can be found at this link;
Orion Management Application
Once filled out, the application can be submitted to;