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It is my intention to give the readers a better understanding of what we do to maintain The Farms Country Club's 18 hole championship golf course and grounds.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Winter Storm Damage 1-18-11

Heavy snow and freezing rain has caused tree damage on the course. It is nothing to be alarmed about. The white pine damage on the front nine is actually normal for us. We actually budget for this type of cleanup every year. The white pines that seperate the front nine fairways on holes two through seven were planted 40+ years ago because the club could not afford to plant acceptable golf course trees at that time. Eastern White Pines were a compromise that afforded the club a way to segregate the holes at a limited cost. Every winter we experience damage. We continually try to rectify the issue by replanting with desirable hardwoods when finacially feasable.

Picture of Hole #7 From Early Sixties
Birch Tree damage Between # 7 Tee & #3 Green
Eastern White Pines Behind #3 Green
White Pines Between Holes #6 & #7