Recently I had a Certified Arborist come out to the club to shed some light and give some suggestions on a few trees that have been going down hill for the past two years. There were 4 trees particularly that we were looking at between #12 and #13 and observed several more around the course. The 4 trees on #12/13, 2 Sycamores, 1 Tulip Popluar, and 1 Pin Oak, have drastically declined this year . The Popular was struck by lighting last summer and the oak and sycamores have been declining for two years. After careful consideration, the trees were never going to survive through the winter. It was tough to see these trees go since they do impact play, but this fall we will be installing some new trees in these areas according to the Master Tree Plan developed last year. The Master Tree Plan was developed for this specific reason. As the age of our mature trees come to a close, a new generation of trees need to be in place to protect the characteristic Bluegrass Treelines. Many of the trees on the course are relatively the same age and masses could be wiped out all at once. This program will continue adding new generation trees (with better stress tolerates) to the property as we have done over the past 2 years to keep Bluegrass, Bluegrass.