a hack like me
Pines for the blessed Ike
Yes, the most famous tree in golf, the Eisenhower Tree, is a mere memory.
In February, Mother Nature accomplished what the 34th president of the
United States couldn’t--deliver a knockout punch to the 80-foot-tall loblolly pine that stood 210 yards off the 17th tee at Augusta National.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s tee shots tangled with
the tree so often in the 1950s that he asked club officials to remove it.
Request denied, Mr. President. But we will name the tree after you, sir.
There’s no denying Mother Nature. Her ice storm damaged
the tree so extensively that it had to be taken down, forever changing the landscape of the Masters Tournament.
Your Bogeyville Blogger snapped this shot of the Eisenhower Tree last year at Tuesday’s practice round for the Masters. (Who let this hack on the grounds, anyway?).
thee old friend
indeed is a sad end