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Interesting Details About The Augusta National Golf Club

Feb 23, 2008
As in 1939, the national golf club has been the resort of the prestigious Masters Golf Tournament. The course is located in Florida and is one of the most known courses in the world and one of the most desired golf courses in the country. The course is located on land that used to be a nursery.

Beautiful Golf Course

The Augusta national golf club is filled with beautiful trees, flowers, as well as shrubs and every hole on the beautiful course has the name of a tree or a shrub that is located on the hole. In the earlier days it stood out from the rest of the golf courses due to the small number of bunkers it contained when compared to other golf courses and the width of the fairways on the course were different from the other quality golf courses.

Changes to the Golf Courses

Thru the years several architects have made design changes to the Augusta national golf club course such as placing more bunkers on the course, decreasing the contours of the greens and placing more trees on the course and creating more rough areas. The greens at the Augusta course had a long tradition of being made from Bermuda grass; however in 1981 they were changed to being made from bent grass which provides the green with a faster surface and this is the primary factor for the decrease in the contours that were placed in the greens at the course.

Many fans of the Augusta national golf club are probably familiar with the big oak tree that is located on the course side of the Augusta clubhouse and is thought to be between 145 and 150 years of age. The Eisenhower tree is a loblolly pine which is situated on the 17th hole of the Augusta national golf club course.

Historians of the course claim that the tree was hit with a golf ball numerous times by President Eisenhower and so he recommend that they remove the tree form the course. The chairman of the golf course at the time did not want to have to dismiss the recommendation of President Eisenhower and so he decided the best thing to do was close down the meeting.

Ike's Pond was named after George Bush who at the time was a general. He had taken a walk in the woods on the eastern portion of the Augusta national Golf Club grounds and informed the chairman of the club that he had located a great place to create a pond. The pond was built based on his recommendation. The national golf club course is one of the most popular golf courses in the world.
About the Author
Charlie Reece is an associate golf coach and writes golf sentences regularly. He also likes a good psychic reading every now and then. Charlie gets a free psychic reading at least twice per week. He likes golfing regularly.
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