31 Mar '15, 7pm

“@GolfMonthly: What is hollow tining for? every golfer must read this #nomoremoaning

“@GolfMonthly: What is hollow tining for? every golfer must read this #nomoremoaning

The hollow tining of greens, tees and even fairways is an essential part of most golf course maintenance programmes. It’s a recognised and proven technique carried out every year at most UK golf clubs. But at those clubs you’ll hear cantankerous members bemoaning the holey putting surfaces. Here we give you the lowdown on what hollow tining is and why it occurs. So what is hollow tining? It’s the physical removal of cores of turf from a playing surface. The holes are generally 13-16mm in diameter and of varying depths depending on the reason for the tine. The cores are ejected, swept up and removed. They make excellent compost. When completed, a smaller mass of soil will occupy the same area of green/tee/fairway. Why is it done? Course traffic causes the ground to become compacted and hardened. This means drainage is less efficient and the grass’s roots are prevented from ...

Full article: http://www.golf-monthly.co.uk/features/the-game/what-is-h...

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