Half-aerified greens; sodded fairway stripes; with other interesting and informative matters

Mike Richardson shared an image of aerifying half a green at a time. The purpose of this, the superintendent said, was to always have a good surface for the hole.

Playing golf in ice and snow

Steve Chappell shared these photos of snow and ice at Gleneagles, and I joked that it would be nice to play golf in such weather: The mist is lifting @Gleneagleshotel but the snow & ice isn't so no golf today ☚ī¸ Stunning scenery to be enjoyed though @VisitScotland 😀👍😎 pic.

How to lose 120 million yen with frost delays

I’m bombarded at this time of year with reminders, notices, descriptions, and articles telling me about the importance of frost delays. Apparently, frost delays are essential for the health of the turf.

Fall potassium and winter traffic on a bentgrass green

Play on frosted bentgrass greens in Japan is not uncommon. Winston Mirmow’s thesis on Fall potassium fertilization and winter traffic effects on a creeping bentgrass putting green has some surprising results.

Playing Golf in the Snow: more greenkeeping adventures from Japan

Once upon a time, I was the greenkeeper (golf course superintendent) at a golf course in Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo. The first time it snowed, I was shocked to receive a call from the course owner asking when the course would be opening.