Great weekend out at BCN. Logged 27 hours of work. Kicked off the weekend on Thursday with the big guns: Worked a little more on the bridge but mostly did some grading to fix the ruts that were made when the bridge was built initially. Picked out a few hardwoods for milling as well. Slowly but surely, we are getting the entire property raked. Worked on the area between 2 fairway and 3 green. Before:
We have officially made it beyond phase one. Tree removal is officially complete. Entering phase 2, raking and stick pick up, we logged 16 hours of unrewarding work. We were lucky enough to have local member, Parker Corrin, come out and help on Saturday. Started out tearing apart a few downed trees: Took down the last tree protecting the uphill Redan hole #6. This hole is going to be so fun: Stayed at the Redan hole
By Rob Lippold Member #215  @Rocco1088 To piggyback on the previous update, I wanted to share my experience with the crew. As mentioned, I finally got out to BCN yesterday, and what a time for the first visit. The Boys of Brough Creek (band name trademark pending) had the tree clearing to a point where we were able to play all 7 holes for the first time. You know, typing that out, and considering how
We are so back… Had the saws running and logged 17 hours out at BCN this weekend. There is only 1 tree now standing in the way of being completely open and clear. We finished clearing 7 tee on Sunday. This is what we were looking at before the weekend: And now: Golf shots were hit. Confirmed – it’s a fun shot. Did a lot of picking up sticks and clearing low hanging brush. Can
We cheated. Our friends Arboles came out and helped us take down the precarious trees we were frankly terrified of. This tree was totally dead and 4 feet in diameter. It was leaning hard into the Sycamore tree that we really wanted to keep. Had we attempted this one, the Sycamore would have been knocked over or worse yet, the dead tree would get hung up and cause all sorts of problems. Anyways, Betty is
Spend a few minutes in the “Golf Twitter” universe and you will find numerous discussions concerning the current state of the game, the revolution in golf architecture, and why we all play this great game in the first place. Many of those conversations will include descriptions of the now numerous short courses popping up at destination locations such as Pinehurst, Sand Valley, and Streamsong (down the road –  The Buck Club). I found, or better