Last night, we were hit with another 1.6" of rain and more rain is in the forecast for the remainder of the week. With the extremely high humidity last week followed by the rain on Friday, Saturday and now last night the entire course is water logged and soft. This practice is a key component in gas exchange, drainage and rooting on the greens. The greens were walk mowed followed by the needle tines (2" deep) and then mowed again with the Triplex mower to smooth out the surface. The holes are hardly visible and are rolling smoothly.
Due to the rains and high humidity, the greens have been softer than we traditionally keep them. This is causing an increase in ball marks, so PLEASE do your part and repair your marks along with anything that was left behind. My maintenance team repairs the marks daily before we mow and we have noticed an increase in our morning repairs this past week. By everyone doing their part, it will improve the putting surface no matter what time you play.