Larry Hawkyard, of Carmichael, puts on an aerified green on the 14th hole at Mather Golf Course on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The aerification of greens (punching holes in them to lessen compaction and better allow oxygen and water to reach the roots) is a spring and fall necessary evil that costs golf courses players and precious revenue for weeks at a time.
Larry Hawkyard, of Carmichael, puts on an aerified green on the 14th hole at Mather Golf Course on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The aerification of greens (punching holes in them to lessen compaction and better allow oxygen and water to reach the roots) is a spring and fall necessary evil that costs golf courses players and precious revenue for weeks at a time. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com
Larry Hawkyard, of Carmichael, puts on an aerified green on the 14th hole at Mather Golf Course on Wednesday, October 6, 2010. The aerification of greens (punching holes in them to lessen compaction and better allow oxygen and water to reach the roots) is a spring and fall necessary evil that costs golf courses players and precious revenue for weeks at a time. Hector Amezcua hamezcua@sacbee.com

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