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However is there not a bit of a revolt against nature? Do we differentiate between removing trees that should never have been there and so returning the land to its natural state, and removing trees that were always there simply to make room for golf
ATBJust as I think clubs should have had drainage improvement reserves being built up over 50...so too with trees. I have said it before, but golf has been too cheap in the UK at the expense of the long term health of courses. Its great if club identify drainage and tree problems now, but as you say, even if there is a will, obtaining the funds to do the work properly will take a lot longer than a few years. This is where big clubs have a huge advantage and why smaller clubs need to plan finances 10-20 years down the road. Short sighted committees had the opportunity to sock away cash during the go go days when people were clamouring to get into clubs. In fact, at that time....I bet many were actually doing long term harm with over-watering and tree planting...heavy sigh. Ciao