Or these photos’s showing “winter kill” of fairway turf where snowshoes and foot traffic is clearly to blame.
How much turf injury can we expect to see next year due to cart and foot traffic injuries? Only time will tell!
My only option is to “prepare” your turf to survive periods of stress like Summer or Winter is by utilizing cultural practices like aerification, deep tining of turf for winter drainage, drainage, overseeding et cetera.
All processes which disrupt play but in the long run improve the survival of the plants upon which the game is played.