Front Porch Profile – Jack Webb ’21

Sophia Bouwkamp, Staff Writer

“What prompted me was boredom, lack of things to do, it’s something we have been thinking of doing for a long time and with the extra time on our hands, we decided it would be a good time to get started on the project. 

The plans; we dug out a bunker so far, we planted arborvitae trees around the back, and we’ve laid grass seed. We have hired a company out of Detroit to come in and do the artificial grass, once the stay at home order is lifted. They’ll take care of the rest of the bunker, filling that in, then after taking care of the synthetic grass that’ll fill the green and they will take care of the fringe that will border the green. 

The first edge of the green will be synthetic grass, but thicker, and then outside of that will be seed laid and surrounding that will be landscaping; flowers, trees in the back, a fireplace, chairs, a picnic table, and my sister Ella and my mom are adding a ‘she shed’ they called it. 

It’s going to be a family space and kinda just a bro space for me and my bros where we can just bro out. 

We are going to put three holes, one in each corner, so the green is about 15 ft. by 20 ft. and the average green is around 20 ft. by 30 ft. A front corner and then two in the back and then by the trees there will be a cut out for chipping as well next to the arborvitae trees. 

Our backyard is downward sloping, but at the peak of our backyard I’ve bought a mat off Golf Galaxy like a little five-foot mat that I’ll put up there so I can flop shot over the trap, but I have to be careful not to skull it into the neighbors’ backyard.”