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Golf Course Superintendent at Bailey Ranch Golf Club
Golf Course Superintendent at Bailey Ranch Golf Club

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Looking back on 2018
Every year brings it's own set of challenges and 2018 was no different.  Labor shortages and temperamental weather tested the metal of the grounds department.  Looking back I can say we rose to the challenge.  This is not so say, however, we didn't have som...
Looking back on 2018
Looking back on 2018
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Winter Solstice
Today is the winter solstice which means it is the shortest day of the year and the official start to meteorological winter.  Leading up to today, we've had a very mild winter.  December has been above average for most of the month and November was also ver...
Winter Solstice
Winter Solstice
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#12 Cart Path Extension
By now, those that have played golf at Bailey Ranch in the past few weeks have noticed the renovated cart path extension on #12 green.  While this project has been complete for over a month, I still wanted to take a few minutes and shine a light on the grea...
#12 Cart Path Extension
#12 Cart Path Extension
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Fall Greens Aeration
It's hard to believe it's already that time of year, but fall aeration of our greens is next week!  Starting Monday, the front nine will be closed while we work on them and then the work will continue to the back nine on Tuesday.  As always, the front nine ...
Fall Greens Aeration
Fall Greens Aeration
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#12 Fairway Update
It's been over 35 days since we planted the new Riviera Bermudagrass on #12 fairway and we are very pleased with our progress thus far!  Now that the canopy has achieved full coverage, we will begin to work on density as we look to get the turf ready for wi...
#12 Fairway Update
#12 Fairway Update
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#12 Fairway Conversion Update
7 days after planting It's been over 30 days since we seeded the new Riviera Bermudagrass in #12 fairway and it's looking good!  As you can see from the picture on the right, we had germination about 7 days after planting!  Over the past few weeks, the new ...
#12 Fairway Conversion Update
#12 Fairway Conversion Update
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#12 Fairway Conversion Update
As of Tuesday, July 10th, the fairway on #12 has been seeded!  I know everyone has been anxiously waiting for this day.  The next time you're out on the course, you'll notice ropes have been installed around the perimeter of the fairway to prevent cart traf...
#12 Fairway Conversion Update
#12 Fairway Conversion Update
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#12 Fairway Turf Conversion
A lot of people have been asking about #12 fairway lately, and I'm sorry it has taken me this long to put out more information about what we have been doing over there.  For those who may not know, we are planning on converting #12 fairway from Common Bermu...
#12 Fairway Turf Conversion
#12 Fairway Turf Conversion
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Course Update: Sprinter?
Snow on April 7th!? Last month, I wrote a short post about how the mild temperatures of spring were signaling all the Redbuds, Forsythia and Pear trees to bloom and how the turf growing season would be just around the corner.  Well...as it turns out, Mother...
Course Update: Sprinter?
Course Update: Sprinter?
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Sod Project on #14 Cart Path
Over the past few days, the grounds staff has been working on regrading and sodding bare areas along #14 cart path.  This afternoon, all the sod has been laid and now we begin the grow in process.  During grow in, is when the sod is the most vulnerable to d...
Sod Project on #14 Cart Path
Sod Project on #14 Cart Path
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