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Old 02-16-2014, 06:54 PM   #171
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Even Augusta National Golf Club has suffered a grievous loss from the storm

The Eisenhower Tree, so much a part of Augusta National that not even a sitting U.S. president could have it taken down, was removed from the 17th hole this weekend because of damage from an ice storm, the club said Sunday.

"The loss of the Eisenhower Tree is difficult news to accept," club chairman Billy Payne said. "We obtained opinions from the best arborists available and, unfortunately, were advised that no recovery was possible."...

The loblolly pine, which sat about 210 yards off the left of the 17th fairway, was among the most famous trees in golf. It forced players to aim away from the tree or try to shape the ball from right-to-left to avoid it.

And it infuriated one of the club members after whom the tree eventually was named — former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He hit the tree so often that he recommended in 1956 that it be taken down. Clifford Roberts, the club chairman and co-founder, denied his request.

It has been known as Eisenhower's Tree ever since.


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R.I.P. Eisenhower Tree
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My proposal to replace it, the Ikemill

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My proposal to replace it, the Ikemill

Augusta National would not be happy if they knew we were not treating this tragic event with sufficient solemnity

"We have begun deliberations of the best way to address the future of the 17th hole and pay tribute to this iconic symbol of our history -- rest assured, we will do both appropriately."

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To show how the club now is in the forefront of promoting diversity, maybe they can extend an offer of club membership to a tree as the best way to pay tribute to the iconic symbol of its history
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The Polar Vortex has required everyone in Japan to pitch in and help


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That's BS about the heat...I remember wanting to kill myself in Phoenix, and that was in May. I can't imagine how horrid it is in summer. Sure it's dry heat, but it was like getting hit in the face with a wall of death. Plus I've got dry skin, I turned into an alligator almost instantly lol. It was honestly worse than any humidity I've ever dealt with...and we used to vacation in Florida in August.

Speaking of wind and dust...

phoenix is a whole different animal! i only rank arizona as the 3rd best weather/place to live in north america.

1. new mexico
2. so cal (would be #1 w/o earthquakes)
3. arizona
4. colorado (gorgeous but too cold)

phoenix in the summer (especially if it is breezy) is like walking into a hair dryer or jet exhaust. you can literally feel your skin start to sunburn w/in 5 minutes. i love it!

i lived in tucson for a feaw years where the average daily temp in summer was 112-115 degrees.

ive been to laughlin where it is still 100 degrees at midnight- 6AM in the summer, and in yuma where it reached 92 degrees on january 2nd.

it kinda goes like this-

sun> molten magma in center of earth> sahara desert> iraq/saudi arabia/afghanistan> death valey> arizona> anywhere in texas near lakes/humidity> HELL

new mexico is perfect as long as there is no lightning under dry conditions + wind = forest fires = roasted Smokey Bear.
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yeah ..but you have to worry about scorpions , soooo
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yeah ..but you have to worry about scorpions , soooo
Good luck deciphering what the hell Klaus Meine says between songs... oh wait, you mean.....
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yeah ..but you have to worry about scorpions , soooo
i worked catering on this video set back in '93 out at white sands, which is literally w/in 10 miles from my office and 20 miles from home.. small crew. got to watch the entire shoot in 2 days. klaus was cool as shit, as he invited the catering staff to sit down and eat with the band, and shoot the breeze.

in the video, you can really get a great idea how devastating the wind can be out here.

easter sunday family picnicks is a pretty big deal around our parts, where people travel as far as from las cruces, el paso, and albuquerque, to enjoy the "desert snow" at white sands, but unfortunately that is when windy season really picks up and its like getting sand blasted inside of a paint stripping booth. (SCMom's picture above is an accurate portrayal of a windstorm out there).



oh and aside from the nasty stings, the arachnid scorpions are a rather nice household pest to have. they get rid of 99% of cockroaches and water bugs naturally.
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oh and aside from the nasty stings, the arachnid scorpions are a rather nice household pest to have. they get rid of 99% of cockroaches and water bugs naturally.
And aside from becoming ashes, fire is a good way to get rid of stubborn bathroom mold.
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