FanDuel - WFBC

July 30, 2006

Putting high-priced golf out to pasture: "On this Saturday afternoon, the $500 adjustable-weight titanium drivers, $1,000 forged irons and $50 distance golf balls were left behind. Secondhand irons, real-wood woods and well-worn balls were the norm, along with bug spray and watching out for stray coyotes."

[see also Bruce Manclarck's web site, pasturegolf.com]

posted by Amateur to golf at 09:05 PM - 9 comments

can i get a "hell yeah"? guess me and Robin Williams aren't the only ones who think golf is a goofy game

posted by Spitztengle at 11:51 PM on July 30

This is nothing new. I grew up with this attitude and reality in the 60's. It was called the misfortune of being raised in the Texas panhandle region.

posted by jaygolf at 09:24 AM on July 31

I hear ya, jaygolf, hardpan and oiled sand greens, wind blowin' ya sideways. Hit 'em quail high, an' watch out fer the rattler's.

posted by mjkredliner at 10:04 AM on July 31

Has anyone got the strokesaver rights to these places yet?

posted by JJ at 10:16 AM on July 31

I play with guys 8-10 years younger then me, I am 75. They all have thes drivers with Volkwagon size heads, and they only out hit me 5-10 yards. I still am using a slightly oversized driver that I have had for 23 years. Come on guys wake up. It is not how far you drive, it is how you arrive. Gramps (the ol self syled pro??)

posted by grampsw at 11:33 AM on July 31

Now that's a course I'd love to play.

posted by Scottymac at 11:43 AM on July 31

Darwin Golf Club local rule: if the ball lies within two club lengths of a crocodile, you can drop away without penalty.

posted by owlhouse at 06:01 PM on July 31

Darwin Golf Club local rule: if the ball lies within two club lengths of a crocodile, you can drop away without penalty. Same thing at one of the courses near wher e I grew up. I remember playing with my stepfather there when I was about 15, setting up for a long birdie putt when he very quietly said, "pick it up." I thought he was joking, the ol' golf "gimme" joke, but when I looked at him, he was staring very intently at a 5 - 7 foot long gator, which in turn was staring very intently at us while he relaxed on the green. Never even saw him as we approached the green. As you can guess, we picked up and moved on...and that's how I got my first birdie.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:17 AM on August 01

I know another ol' hand that would claim that as a birdie.

posted by mjkredliner at 08:46 AM on August 01

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