Friday, May 6, 2011

You are never amazed by the strange things seen on a golf course

Click on the links to these two videos to hear a bit about the strange happenings that golf course superintendents witness while at work. I continue to be amazed at the antics and things that I see on the courses, but it has been quite some time since I have been amazed or shocked.


My first head superintendent job was a small course in Indiana and I arrived at the course during the winter and noticed tracks up and down a number of the holes as I was driving in and recognized them as snowmobile tracks. During my course inspection that morning the driver evidently tried to make across what they thought was a safely frozen pond, only to find out that it was not frozen enough as the machine was in our pond on the 2nd hole. Using the plates we located the name of the owner and charged him not only with trespassing, but rather for damage done to the greens, fairways, and tees that he had ridden across and damaged.


  1. Thanks for the videos, I can think of two things at Chalk, one on the old 5th green, following a wet night, it looked like the local deer herd had held a dance on the green and left tracks all over it. Made for tough putts. The other was watching a guy in a cart at Dairy slide down the hill side at the lake at 7. There was nothing he could do but hold on. Your crew did a great job of rescue. I'm pretty sure I have some pictures of that. Thanks again for the videos,


  2. Thanks for this awesome view and I agree 100%!. Golf is one of my favorite sports to play and I played Golf Courses in Las Vegas, where I learned most of my knowledge on the sport. I think many should go to Las Vegas for Golf because it is truly a great scene to play in and you feel at home as well.