Posted February 14, 2014

Augusta National’s Famous Trees Survive Georgia Ice Storm

Augusta National's famed Magnolia Lane entrance during the tournament and during this week's ice storm (Getty Images/@MichaelWhiteWX)

Augusta National’s famed Magnolia Lane entrance during the tournament and during this week’s icestorm (Getty Images/@MichaelWhiteWX)


When we saw photos on Twitter of an icy, tree-limb-littered Magnolia Lane during this week’s ice storm in Georgia, we were worried what was happening inside the gates of Augusta National, home to so many tall pines, including Eisenhower’s tree on 17, and the storied oak tree behind the clubhouse.

Fortunately, the club escaped major damage during the icestorm, according to the Augusta Chronicle.

An Augusta National spokesman said Thursday via text that the club had some minor debris cleanup, which was expected given the severity of the storm that brought nearly an inch of ice and caused widespread power outages.

The club is still assessing damage and is scheduled to reopen for normal operations Friday morning, the spokesman said.

If the club needs extra people to come down and play the course to make sure everything’s OK, we’re available.

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Thapelo Mokau
Thapelo Mokau

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