The encroachment of gorse over the last few years has compromised the view from the 11th back tees. In addition, the right hand side of the tees couldn't be used due to a bank of high gorse obscuring the fairway all together.
The view prior to work being carried out.
We used both a hedge trimmer and a chainsaw to cut the gorse. Some of the areas were just reduced in height while in others, where the view was obstructed, we removed the gorse in its entirety.
The much improved view.
The visibility of the hole is now much improved while still retaining the character, especially the carry which is an important stategic feature of the hole. We will also be able to utilise much more of the teeing ground when positioning markers which will help reduce wear.
We plan to carry out similar work at the 8th, 12th and 18th Medal holes throughout the coming winter months.
Montrose Golf Links Limited.