|Cormorant on the third fairway Easter Sunday|
As I write this it strikes me that even after 75 years we can still have little projects like this to improve the course. It is an area right next to a par three green and the road, how could it not be in perfect condition? First off this hole was originally a dogleg left par four. The green was on the right side of 8 adjacent to the gold tee and the back edge of it is the hump you drive over at the beginning of the 8th fairway. The road was put in in the 60's when MM was formed. Also much of Mink Meadows is left in a natural state so this area was very rough and tumble woods when I arrived much like a lot of the surrounds of the course and property. In an interest to speed up play and keep the place looking neat or to irradicate poison ivy, we start cleaning the leaves out of an area and the then some grasses start to colinize the area. After tiring of this spotty look we go in and add more seed. To the right of the first green we "landscaped" to take advantage of the water view. Just a steady progression and not really a planned manicuring of every inch of the property. Interesting to think about though.
|last of the path material being added|
|Kevin rolling the path|
|view of the woods spruce-up project on 7 green|