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Midland Valley "Varmint" Hordes Errant Golf Balls
A Column by the Editor
web posted September 25, 2012
COLUMN – Edgefield Daily's Sports
Tim Crane was doing what any other recreational golfer does on the
weekend, hitting the links for rest, relaxation, and on some holes
frustration. But an errant shot by his golfing partner on the fourth
hole sent the ball into the woods for an expected not-to-be-found ball.
However, that led to a possible discovery of a Caddy Shack type
"varmint" at the Midland Valley Golf Course that is collecting errant
golf balls and hording them. Over 60 golf balls were recovered from the
varmint's hiding place.
"True story," Crane said in an email.
The group made it through the first tee jitters keeping the ball in the
fairway. And then it happened, a shanked drive sending the tee shot
from the fourth tee into the woods. I know the feeling all too well.
You enter thinking you will never find your ball, and even if you do -
you probably wish you hadn't and had just played a second ball from the
tee to lay two.
They entered the wood line when Crane discovered a golf ball lying atop
a second golf ball near a hollow log covered by leaves. Thinking he'd
discovered his partner's ball he moved the log and leaves and found a
trove of over 60 golf balls.
"(It) had to be a squirrel, rabbit or some varmint doing this," Crane
Somehow I have a vision of the gopher from Caddy Shack dancing to the
theme song "I'm Alright" while sitting atop the pile of golf balls.
Who knows how many holes the "Midland Valley Varmint" is hoarding golf
balls on along the course? Maybe it is a conspiracy from the
local wildlife to make sure golfers never find their balls from errant
The foursome completed their round, but never reported their scores. At
least the discovery will lessen the cost of errant golf shots for
several more rounds.
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