Last week, the grounds staff began deep-tining greens. The front nine greens and the practice facility were completed last week, leaving the back nine greens to be completed this week. A solid, 1/2" by 10" tine is used for this process to create deep channels filled with sand to promote long, healthy roots going into late fall. This time of year, as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder, the Bentgrass begins spending less of it's energy growing leaves and more of it's energy creating roots. We want to take advantage of this process by allowing clear pathways for those roots to grow. These holes, once created, are carefully filled with sand to ensure optimum water movement from the surface down to the drainage pipe underneath the root zone.