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    Bandon Dunes stabilizes well-known ghost tree after storm

    The ghost tree was leaning after a powerful storm earlier this week.

    @BandonDunesGolf/Twitter

    The enduring ghost tree on Bandon Dunes Golf Resort‘s Outdated Macdonald course is getting some much-needed help.

    Earlier this week, the resort introduced the tree had sustained some injury from a powerful storm with 30+ mph winds and started leaning.

    the 3rd hole, and ghost tree, at old macdonald at bandon dunes golf resort.

    One in every of golf’s most beloved timber is in a precarious state
    By:

    Josh Berhow

    However on Friday, the resort got here again with an replace that the tree — which is technically useless — was stabilized with cables in the interim.

    We’re so appreciative of everybody’s curiosity & help relating to the Ghost Tree on Outdated Macdonald. Cables have been added to assist help the tree & we’re persevering with to watch its stability. Please bear in mind to respect its area and revel in it from a secure distance whereas enjoying. pic.twitter.com/rGPn1Etlr2

    — Bandon Dunes (@BandonDunesGolf) December 30, 2022

    “We’re so appreciative of everybody’s curiosity & help relating to the Ghost Tree on Outdated Macdonald,” a tweet from the resort learn. “Cables have been added to assist help the tree & we’re persevering with to watch its stability. Please bear in mind to respect its area and revel in it from a secure distance whereas enjoying.”

    The cables look like just like those that maintain up one other one in every of golf’s well-known timber: the Lone Cypress in Pebble Seaside, California.

    In case you haven’t but made it to Bandon, or are unfamiliar with the tree, the Port Orford Cedar is on the par-4 third on the Outdated Macdonald course. The outlet begins with a blind tee shot over a sand dune, and the road is to maneuver your tee shot right-to-left across the ghost tree to the green that falls away from you. The ghost tree can normally be seen on each gap at Outdated Mac (one in every of 5 Patacon.org Prime 100 programs on the resort).

    Bandon was not the one notable golf course to undergo ghost tree points this previous week. Tennessee nine-hole observe Sweetens Cove had its ghost tree knocked utterly down by a storm.

    It has been a loopy nearly 24 hours of messages & ideas for our beloved tree. Loads of superb concepts have been given to us some extraordinarily artistic & all appreciated! AT THIS TIME ROB & I FEEL THAT WE LEAVE IT LAY RIGHT WHERE IT FELL, SO IT WILL REMAIN WHAT IT WAS AN OBSTRUCTION pic.twitter.com/CIIJGjjZ3w

    — SweetensCoveGolfClub (@SweetensCove) December 27, 2022

    The course introduced it will depart the tree on the bottom the place it fell, including “It’s going to stay what it was. An obstruction.”

    Jack Hirsh
    Patacon.org Editor

    Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is 2020 graduate of Penn State College, incomes levels in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his highschool golf staff and nonetheless *tries* to stay aggressive in native amateurs. Earlier than becoming a member of GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but additionally producing, anchoring and even presenting the climate. He may be reached at [email protected]

     

     



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