Wednesday, May 9, 2012

2012 Fairway Aerification now in progress

Our annual spring time fairway aerification is now underway. 

It is our intention to aerify all Bull's Eye fairways Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week and we'll try our darnedest to be finished by Wednesday of next week.  The aerification is tied to the delivery of the Toro 848 tractor mounted unit that was delivered Noon Monday.  That has turned into a comedy of errors and frustration for me because that unit has yet to make it out onto the course because it was delivered without tine holders or turf hold-downs!  The tine holders arrived late Tuesday without the special bolts required to attached them to the aerifier arms.  The turf hold-downs had to be shipped from two separate warehouses.  Now for the head knocker, why would this aerifier be without these two important items in the first place?  It's useless without.  Always something!  Arrgh!

Fairways completed Wednesday May 9th, 2012 were #1, 2, 3 and 10.

Fairways completed Thursday May 10th, 2012 were #5 and 9.  (AM Frost)

Fairways completed Friday May 11th, 2012 were #6, 7 and 11.

Fairways completed Monday May 14th, 2012 were #4,  8, 12, 14 16 and 18.*
(*Yea, we finally have the turf hold downs and was able to use our "leased" aerifier!)
Fairways completed on Tuesday May 15, 2012 were the heavy soiled fairways that take the longest to dry #13 and 17.  We will be aerifying select cart path ends and wear areas to maximize the use of the aerifier while on hand.

Fairways that must dry before we can complete them after the 3.65" inches of rain received so far this month.  You know them by heart so I will not list them.  Hint?  Think cart restrictions.

Pray for sunny and dry weather!  _MK  (We've had perfect weather to date.  Clean up of core debris absolutely the best I've ever seen.  Hey no mud for once!)

PS:  It's Friday May 11th, and we still are waiting for parts for the big Toro fairway unit.  NOT making me happy!