- Removal of thatch. This helps to stop the greens from becoming soft and spongy.
- Levelling the green. Coring and sanding helps to remove holes and damage that has occurred on the greens throughout the year.
- Aerating the green. This is vitally important as without doing this the greens will compact due to constant traffic, causing them to harden and potentially die.
Temporary Local Rule
With the greens cored there are a few areas where players may have their ball finish in an aeration hole when putting on the greens. As such the match committee have implemented a temporary local rule to provide relief from these situations. The local rule is stated below. Players should note that it is envisaged that this local rule will only be in place until the greens have recovered from the coring process which will only be a short period of 2 to 3 weeks.
CORE HOLES: On the putting green, a ball that comes to rest in an aeration hole may be placed at the nearest spot not nearer the hole that avoids the situation.