Aug 13, As Brice Delaney, a rising sophomore at Ohio University, tells it, his grandfather, Jack, was an influential figure in Oakmont Country Club’s famous – and contentious – tree-removal era. Jun 17, While there are still trees along the outer border of the course, Oakmont has removed 15, trees from the interior of the course since the U.S.
Open was held here in Author: Cork Gaines.
But again, no trees on the fairway or near the hole.
Jun 25, By the mid '90s the trees has grown so large that they were hurting the grass on the course from growing. Tree roots were also damaging parts of the course. The decision of the club to remove the trees was highly contested among the club members, but was mostly done to help the course to save it and get back to an original state. Jun 14, The transformation of Oakmont Country Club began in the cloak of darkness.
Open at Oakmont and the other half have been removed since, according to John Zimmers, Oakmont's course superintendent, during a recent interview with Golf Course Management magazine.
During the mids, a dozen groundskeepers would set out at 4 a.m. most days and take aim at a Reviews: Aug 10, Before the Open, the club removed about 7, trees, restoring the course back to what founder and architect Henry Fownes intended.
Since then, they’ve removed another 7,! Perhaps they should change the name to Oaklessmont.
“I think Oakmont’s decision is perfect for Oakmont” says Tom stumpcutting.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Jun 14, The tree-removal program at Oakmont might well be this storied club’s finest contribution to the game of golf.
It reversed a trend it had helped start in the s, the “beautification” of inland American courses by a sanctioned program of constant and misguided planting of trees funded by green committees and membership drives. Jun 15, The National Golf Links on New York’s Long Island was the first great American course to engage in massive tree removal, circa But it wasn’t until Oakmont near Pittsburgh started a Author: Peter Mccleery.