As we get ready for this week's Invitational, I'm reminded that all of the work we do prior to the event is the work that matters. Any tournament or Major Championship is built on a foundation of planning and agronomic practices instituted months or years in advance. Whether it's the US Open, British Open or Oakland Hills Piper Invitational, turf conditions are dictated by all of the things done well before the event starts.
Aerification, topdressing, spraying are all planned out well in advance of tournament week. So when we ask for access on the golf course, it's with a purpose in mind: superior playing surfaces for some future championship.
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