Over the past two days, the agronomy staff has been slicing fairways. This process accomplishes several objectives: loosens the soil, allows for more oxygen into the root zone, and better water infiltration. The machine we use for this process is called a shatter tine machine. This machine has curved knives that go into the soil and pivots in the ground as they come back out. This motion "shatters" the soil, which improves the soil structure and allows for better rooting.