Monday, October 11, 2010

Planet Golf..... Strange happenings from around the game...

Australia1) Two men have been arrested for stealing 31 golf flags. A police spokesman said the flags were taken  from Adelaide's Murray Bridge Golf Club over a period of about 12 months."The two arrested men ,aged 18 and 19, regularly took a short cut through the golf course as they walked home from a local hotel,"the spokesman said.Both men are due to appear in court.

2) Crooks are offering bogus golf course memberships at dodgy venues across Asia. After paying up-front,golfers find the course derelict or in a shocking state of repair . One golf club even invited players to join three different courses. When they turned up to play , though ,they found there was just one course with three different names.

3) Blind golfer Sheila Drummond nailed her first ever ace during a round at Mahoning Valley Country Club,Pensylvania.The 53-year-old holed out at the 144-yard 4th with a driver Drummond ,blind since 1982 because of diabeties, heard her ball strike the flagstick before it dropped . She said: "One of my opponents said : 'Oh that's a great shot'. Then she said 'Its in the cup!'"

4) When golfer Sheila Filice went to look for his ball at Eagle Ridge golf course California, he found more than he bargained for -a huge, injured golden eagle, to be precise .Vets think it was hit by a ball and suffered a broken wing, and say it could cost 5,000 to nurse it back to health . Meanwhile ,in colorado,a black bear that learned how to unlutch the front door at a golf club had to be shot.

5) A public toilet in St andrews has just sold for almost 200,000 four times the guide price .The block was bought by a developer who plans to convert it into a house . St andrews already boasts the most expensive street in Scotland -overlooking the Old Course. The toilet was one of two being sold by Fife Council- the other, in Kirkcaldy,fetched just 38,000

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