Today, we aerated a section of the fifth green. This was done to alleviate the black layer that was developing in the low spot. Black layer is an anaerobic soil condition cause by excessive moisture. All of the spring rain allowed this condition to begin. The aeration performed today allowed gas exchange and will quickly improve the area. Unfortunately, this section of 5 is prone to collecting water, so please bear with us as this will be a common occurrence if the wet weather continues.