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Opinion

Midland Valley "Varmint" Hordes Errant Golf Balls


A Column by the Editor
web posted September 25, 2012

COLUMN – Edgefield Daily's Sports Editor 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 said.

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 shots.

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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