Tournament

Course maintenance photos from the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

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David Phipps, Northwest regional representative for the GCSAA, took photos of the course maintenance activities during the U.S. Open.

If you are interested in seeing photos of the people, place, and greenkeeping work, the more than 1000 photos taken by Phipps tell the story of the week.

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To see all the photos, view the Chambers Bay Agronomy 2015 album on Flickr. The photos shown here are examples of what you will find.

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Can you imagine?

At Real Club de Golf El Prat, host of this week's Spanish Open, 3,600 trees fell in a violent windstorm on 9 December. The club has shared this video that shows the scale of the damage, and the impressive work that was done in the aftermath of the storm.

RCGEP Viento diciembre from Real Club de Golf El Prat on Vimeo.

That the playing surfaces are in such fine condition this week, after having to deal with the storm damage and all the disruption that caused, shows the skill and effort of the greenkeeping staff at the club.

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View from the 10th tee

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At the 1st tee, 6 months after the storm that felled 3,600 trees

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Creeping bentgrass on the 1st fairway at Real Club de Golf El Prat