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Coring – is it really done because the greens staff hate golfers – part two?

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“Hitting a golf ball and putting have nothing in common. They’re two different games. You work all your life to perfect a repeating swing that will get you to the greens and then you have to try to do something that is totally unrelated. There shouldn’t be any cups, just flag sticks. Then the man who hit the most fairways and greens and got closest to the pins would be the tournament winner.” – Ben Hogan

By Ian Hardie

In the post Coring – is it really done because the greens staff hate golfers? I suggested that there have been very few golfers that I have ever met – who are happy that the golf course is about to undergo maintenance.

Well ok, I admit it – I’ve never met anyone that’s been happy about it happening.

The practice of coring or core aeration as it should be named is something that almost all golfers find to be an extremely inconvenient interruption to their golf – as the resulting bumpy greens over the weeks that follow – can twist a golfer up in knots.

Trying to figure out how to putt the ball into the hole over those un-helpful core holes.

I guess that’s why some golfers seem to think that coring is just an evil plot to get back at the golfers by the greens staff – as a revenge for digging up their course the rest of the year but as I said in that first post;

The reality is that core aeration is simply a short term disruption that has long term benefits for golf courses and in actual fact without a regular program of core aeration. Continue reading Coring – is it really done because the greens staff hate golfers – part two?