Wednesday, March 17, 2010

What trees have to do with the Gulf

What trees have to do with the Gulf On the way back from a last round of golf, my friend and I were on the way most golfers evaluate golf courses. We had this discussion before, and it is necessarily to my heart believe that the trees do not improve the experience of golf. "Most golfers in North America assume that golf is not golf without viale fairway. If I am not mistaken, this is a trend caused by a century of golf course design compliments of a relatively small number of trend-setting design. In Canada, Stanley Thompson was the main man. His course designs can be found all over the country, and inevitably with the green (soft) fairways with majestic trees.Of course, there are many reasons for this, both practical and aesthetic. To begin with, North America has many trees, and equally important, it is impossible for the sand, grass replication of Scotland or Ireland in other parts of the world that do not have the same climate.Nevertheless me as a little 'strange when in a recent trip to Saskatchewan we found the same type of fairways that in relatively dry prairie climate as we do here in our much more humid environment in southe Ontario.What, we have seen in the first half of last century was an improvement over the L ' use of native grasses in a place like St. Andrews or Dooch, Scotland, for the use of highly manipulated hybrids like bentgrass in Ontario, where the climate may be (more or less) supported (with constant watering, of course) . But do not use the lawn or semi-desert settings of the weste plains of North America, of course designers in those regions seem to have imported the ideas in the East. In particular, the use of trees and non-native grasses.One course we played near Elbow, Saskatchewan had water lying around the night of watering. This was despite the recent rainy season in the region. And while the Greens appear to be as long as they are usually quite long and Shaggy left as they could against the inevitable period of drought that about right coer.Seems I'm not native grasses that are better than this. Of course, I could completely wrong ... My point is that the design of the golf course in North America has often alienated from synthetic environments that the player from the native soil and turf. What brings me back to the trees ... To my way of thinking that the trees should come into play during a round of golf seems an unfortunate deviation from the original way the game was. If you play a little 'links golf you realize that the game was originally scheduled to play moving the ball on the ground. Like curling, that other Scottish obsession, the game is an attempt to show the path of the ball (stone) interacts with the course (ICE). In the first 100 years, or golf courses in North America, we've tried this item out of the game, to make sure that the soil remains soft, the grass is so green and lush as possible, and that there is plenty of strategically trees as possible to the way in which the unity of our approach and shots.On other hand, the trees are an important part of the native landscape in many parts of North America, and therefore would contradict me when I say that not to be part of a "natural" layout in easte North America. I am not in favor of "denuding" of the landscape to create a pseudo-link-like. But trees must be strictly in the background, as I am conceed. Fortunately, this appears to be the way golf course design has changed over the last 15 years the author or so.About: Rick Hendershot is a writer, avid golfer and creator of the Linknet Publishing Network - - Visit the articles on the Inteet Golf Review. com for more golf stories and lyrics - Source:

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