Our fall aerification process is nearly complete. All 18 greens have been completed and there are only 6 fairways left to finish. Because of the heavy thatch on the fairways, the aerification has become vitally important to the health and playability of the fairways throughout year. However the process is long and tedious because the irrigation piping and wiring from years ago was installed so shallow. So as the saying goes "something is better than nothing", but the fairway aerification is not the deep aerifying that ideally we would like to do.
The start of the long process
A closer look
Here is 2.5 inches of thatch taken from a fairway
Here is a quick video of the fairway aerificiation