Follow these five simple steps to help prevent turf loss such as this, which was caused by untimely aeration and sand topdressing.
1. Think like the tortoise, not the hare
2. Plan for the worst, hope for the best
3. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
4. Provide scheduling flexibility
5. Communicate, communicate, communicate
The article: Five Strategies That Will Make 2017 Better Than 2016 (usga.org)