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Well known tree cut down at popular Lowndes Co. golf course

Heath Allen Heath Allen
LOWNDES CO., GA (WALB) -

Golfing will now temporarily be a little easier at a popular South Georgia golf course.

The nearly 90 ft. tall tree in the middle of the fairway on the fourth hole at Kinderlou Forest Golf Course in Lowndes County was cut down Monday.

It was cut down because it had become too much of a danger after being hit by lightning recently and then getting weakened even further by an insect infestation.

The clubhouse staff said they don't expect golfers to miss the tree.

"I'm not sure what the plans are for putting something back, whether it's trees, [a] bunker, whatever. That's going to come in time, but something will definitely go back," said clubhouse staff member Heath Allen.

The course will be open as usual on Tuesday.

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