Stray golf ball discovered buried inside felled tree

Of all the flukes seen on a golf course, greenkeeper Richard Mitchell can claim one of the strangest. As he took his chainsaw to a leylandii tree, he hit the exact spot where a ball was embedded in the wood and sliced through it. The ball apparently lodged in a fork of the tree many years ago when a golfer hooked a drive on the first tee. The conifer grew around the ball and it remained hidden in the screen of 15 trees.