Skelmorlie Golf Club
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VERTI DRAINING THE GREENS
All golfers hate playing on greens that have been verti drained, so to give members a better understanding about it, I’ll explain why it’s essential for better golf course greens.
Verti draining allows the exchange of gases in the soil, allowing carbon dioxide out and oxygen in. It encourages healthier deeper roots, helps greatly with drainage and relieves compaction. We try to verti drain our greens three times over the winter months to a depth of ten inches. If we didn’t verti drain the greens they would become waterlogged, soft and spongy, and they wouldn’t be playable all year round.