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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.

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.