This week, the grounds staff finished the fairway slicing project using our Aerway solid tine machine. This machine has blade shaped tines that fracture the soil as they enter and exit the ground. Sometimes referred as "shattertining", this process helps to reduce compaction, incorporate oxygen into the rootzone, and improve drainage. As you can see from the picture on the right, the slicing tines cause very little surface disruption. Once the fairway is sliced, the turf is then mowed and any remaining debris is blown off the fairway.