As for the rest of the course, the staff has had their hands full keeping up with the mowing schedule for all short turf (tees, fairways, approaches, collars, and surrounds). The intense growth rate has caused us to stay very busy keeping up. The rough has been the only real concern this year. Due to some mechanical issues with our rough mower, we've had to utilize rental mowers and loaners to keep the rough cut. During this time, portions of the rough have gotten away from us and have become unacceptably tall. We apologize for this and are working diligently to get the course cut back down to improve playability.
|Rough at edge of fairway on #11|
Over the past few weeks, staff has been working hard to get all the native areas and pond banks cut down. Mowing these areas 2-3 times a year helps to clean out all woody plants and gives the native grasses the advantage. Over time, the grasses in these areas will continue to thicken up and the end result will be a nice, clean stand of turf.
Over the past month, golfer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive with many people commenting that they haven't see the golf course this nice in many years. We, in the grounds department, appreciate all the compliments and will continue to work hard to make Bailey Ranch the best value in the Tulsa metro area.
Looking ahead to the fall, the golf course should continue to shine and as the weather cools down. We are looking forward to finishing 2014 golf season on a high note!