Aggressive Aeration Programs At Oakmont Country Club
The Greens At Oakmont During The U.S. Open Will Be The Quickest Golf Has Ever Seen
May 24th, 2016
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd
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Oakmont Country Club is a country club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
It is known as the oldest top-ranked golf course in America, which opened in 1903.
The club hosted the U.S. Open Championship for a record ninth time in 2016.
According to Mr Darin Bevard, Director of Championship Agronomy, who made the following statements prior to the U.S. Open ―
The best golfers in the world will be challenged by fast greens and firm conditions.
Oakmont gave players in the 2016 U.S. Open one of the toughest challenges they would have been ever likely to face.
With a 300-yard par-3 and rock-hard fairways, players had their work cut out just getting to the greens.
When they did reach the dance floor, things only got tougher.
According to Mr Bevard ―
To maintain green speeds for the U.S. Open Championship, putting greens will be MOWED FOUR TIMES AND ROLLED TWICE DAILY.
Soil moisture levels will be constantly monitored to provide a balance between turfgrass health and desired firmness.
Mr Bevard explained that work to get the greens in shape for the U.S. Open began over two years ago.
According to Mr Bevard ―
Preparation for the U.S. Open Championship begins several years in advance of the event.
Often, THE FREQUENCY OF AERATION AND TOPDRESSING IS DRAMATICALLY INCREASED ONE TO TWO YEARS BEFORE hosting a U.S. Open Championship.
EXTRA AERATION AND TOPDRESSING provides the best opportunity to present firm, fast conditions and promotes healthy turf.
The AERATION PROGRAMS IMPLEMENTED AT OAKMONT COUNTRY CLUB are VERY AGGRESSIVE and represent A SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTION TO PLAYABILITY THAT MOST GOLFERS WOULD NOT TOLERATE.
In the last two growing seasons, the putting greens at Oakmont Country Club have been DOUBLE DRILLED-AND-FILLED FOUR TIMES, CORE AERATED FIVE TIMES, DEEP VERTI-CUT FIVE TIMES, and DEEP-TINE AERATED FOUR TIMES.
The result was greens that could make Augusta National’s putting surfaces look slow in comparison.
AERATION-FREE MAINTENANCE WILL LEAD TO DISASTER !
For most turfgrass conditions that are subject to intensive player traffic, CULTIVATION is necessary in either spring or fall, or both. More specifically, on golf course putting greens … CORE CULTIVATION NEEDS TO BE PERFORMED ONCE FOR EVERY 10,000 ROUNDS OF PLAY. Beyond 25,000 rounds, non–core CULTIVATION methods, such as SOLID-TINE, must be used in the overall TURF CULTIVATION program throughout the summer months.
For more information about AERATION, please go to the A Look At Report …
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A LOOK AT … CAREER MANAGEMENT REPORTS, LIBRARY OF ( Web-Page )
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