October Greens Aerification
One of the fun things about my job is that I wear so many hats. During college I waited tables and tended bar, so that helps with overseeing our Pub. And, one summer during college I worked on a golf course grounds crew. So I know a little about what our staff does outside.
What I mostly know is that I should stay out of the way. Our grounds Superintendent – Barry Provo – is one of the best in the state. It’s amazing what he does … it’s half science/half art. He has incredible knowledge and incredible feel – pretty nice combination.
So, when Barry says that it’s best to aerate the greens in October (Oct. 6) – I agree. He wants the greens to “perk”. Do I really get what he’s talking about? … not so much. But do I trust him? Totally.
Thus, during the month of September, our greens are still perfect. Our greens have been magnificent all year and I’m glad that we can keep them smooth as long as possible.
Sorry – no excuses about your putting for the next month.
GM and Head Golf Professional