After the completion of the deep tine, we begin the process of verticutting the existing turf. During the season, regular mowing of the fairway is necessary to ensure proper playing height. While this process removes leaf blades extending in an upward direction, many will continue to grow in a lateral direction, and normal mowers are unable to cut these blades. The verticutting process will mow this section of the turf by spinning many small blades in a vertical direction. Regular verticutting will promote a reduction in internode length, causing a denser stand of turf. The process is quite aggressive, therefore it is only done a few times a year. Regular completion of the practice has allowed for the density that our members experience in the fairways all through the playing season.
In order to allow for immediate return of play, the Kinloch staff will finalize the process with a light fairway mowing. While this process will mow any upward extending leaf blades, it is primarily used to roll the previously verticut fairway back to the previously existing condition.