Geezer Golf in the Mid Atlantic - THIS EMAIL FROM AN ACQUAINTANCE LANDED in my inbox during Thanksgiving week: Neil, I've done it. At age 70-1/2, I have taken up the game, and am now offi...
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I'd be a great golfer if I could only play my usual game.
What if you like to play golf on the beach, on a cruise ship or from your boat? Well, now you can do exactly that without littering, but feeding the fish instead. The Ecobioball is a 100% biodegradable, non-toxic golf ball that you can use to play real golf on the water, full swing! The use of plastic golf balls is illegal near water due to the waste it leaves behind.
[We] set up a nine hole course on the lake. We use an ice auger to dig holes that are usually a couple of inches deep and about three times the diameter of a normal golf cup. The course is about the same length as nine holes on a grass course and takes approximately the same amount of time. Greens Fees are $20.00 -- that includes golf, chili, and a players gift. [...] The event is held rain, snow or shine.Judging by their 2009 tournament pictures, it looks like a good time was had by all, and that's the point of golf, no matter where it is played. That's the sort of thing that could get me to don three pairs of woolen long-johns and drag my sticks onto a frozen lake. It would probably be a lot more fun than the frozen tundra I call my home course!
"Old Man Par is a patient soul, who never shoots a birdie and never incurs a buzzard. And if you travel the long route with him, you must be patient, too."