A before picture taken from the start of the approach
Phil Miller was on property once again to help us with the project. Using his excavator, he would begin the process of clearing the section of woods.
Once the larger trees were knocked over, our staff would cut off the stumps and chain the tree to his dozer.
He would then drag the trees to the dump site
An added benefit of the project was that our normal dump site located behind #14, tripled in size
A view from #11 tee just after the start of the project
A couple of days later
Near completion, Phil is going to put a final grade on the entire section of woods that have been removed. Once completed, we will seed the area to fine fescue that will become a native moving forward.
The project will improve light and airflow to the green complex along with drastically changing the visual of the hole. Although I would use the words reclaiming or restoring loosely, it is nice to see what Robert White was seeing close to 100 years ago. From drainage to tree removal, all of #14 has received quite the facelift this offseason both agronomically and aesthetically.