Periodically during the growing season the Greens are vertically mown to a depth of approximately 1.5mm. Verti-cutting is a light form of scarification where rotating blades scratch at the sward surface. Coarse growth and dead/ dying grass plant material is removed which would otherwise contribute to the thatch layer. Lateral growth is also pruned encouraging a more upright finish. From a playing perspective verti-cutting improves the ball roll improving the smoothness and trueness of a putt.
The vertical blades throw the clippings into the grass box