We are spiking the greens today with 8mm pencil tines, and then cutting straight afterwards so that the true surfaces are resumed immediately. Aeration in these wet conditions is so important to help retain a thick sward, as the prolonged spells of rain depletes all the oxygen in the rootzone so the roots start to get starved and then the plant goes yellow and if not rectified will die. Also as the plant weakens it becomes more prone to fungal diseases.
Pruning of the conifer trees continues, and we are re-turfing some of the worn areas around tees and pathways.
If it stays dry we will attempt to get the surrounds cut as they are looking more like fairway height at the moment. We will start to cut tees, but as this will have to be done with pedestrian mowers it will most likely have to be finished next week.