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23
Feb
09

Hard Wood Plus a Ball Equals Funtimes

suttonc20090220082713jpgWhile doing normal tree maintenance work along the first tee at the Norwich Country Club in Norfolk, England workers discovered a surprise buried in the wood of one of their felled trees. While sawing into smaller pieces some diseased trees that were felled, greens keeper Richard Mitchell discovered a golf ball inside the trunk!

“We think the ball came off the first tee, went into the trees and was lost. It must have lodged in a fork or embedded itself in the trunk and the tree just grew round it,” said club manager Peter Johns.

The cross-section of tree trunk was saved and given to a member of the club who is also a skilled wood worker and there is a thought to make it into a trophy plaque honoring members who score a hole-in-one. Regardless, it’s a pretty neat thing and something that nearly didn’t happen.

“It’s an incredible find,” said Johns. “It was pure luck that it was discovered. If Richard had cut the trunk an inch or two either way we’d never have known the ball was there.

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