Attack of the Golf Ball Retriever!
By mustang6560 on 3/1/12
Shalimar Pointe Country Club is a sleepy golf course located in the middle of the Florida panhandle. It's a great place for retired golfers to play retired golf 365 days a year.
So when a foursome of elderly gentlemen heard the loud ringing of an air horn coming from the woods, naturally they investigated. Not wanting to miss an opportunity to potentially find new golf balls, two of the men took their ball retrievers with them (you never know, right?). Little did they know that their favorite club in their bag would soon be used as a weapon against young pranksters!
That's right, the elderly gentlemen discovered the teenage vagrant who was blowing the air horn. In an effort to impart some of their old-timey wisdom on the youngsters, they began hitting the teenager with their retrievers. Luckily, for your viewing pleasure, the whole thing was caught on camera and promptly uploaded to YouTube.
Even though nobody really suffered any harm, the two elderly men were arrested.
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It looks like one of the guys is smiling in his mug shot. Good for them. How backwards justice is sometimes. Some people deserve to be slightly beaten with long poles.
Lucky for the teens these guys used their ball retrievers. I don't carry one so it would have been the sand wedge.
People need to learn two things:
1. Have some self control- blowing an airhorn on a golf course doesn't warrant physical altercations. Get on your cell phone and call the clubhouse and have them arrested for Tresspassing and disturbing the peace.
2. Playing practical jokes on golf courses is stupid. Realize that there are a lot of people who can't or won't do what #1 suggests. Do you think it's really a good idea to annoy a group of strangers each carrying a bag of 14 weapons? Really?
joe jones says:
They probably swung their retrievers so often they had to have them re gripped.
Kurt the Knife says:
Elin Nordegren golf academy grads
Kurt the Knife says:
really? Firing an air horn at a golf gourse entertains u? Wow, these cats have serious problems.
Probably shouldn't have hit the kid. But I probably would have done the same thing.
Here's the difference between parents today and 25 years ago: If I showed that video to my Dad, instead of calling the police, he would have beat the s**t out of me for being an a**hole. And that's what prevented me from doing stuff like this.
On another note, being a high school teacher, what these kids today look for is a reaction. No matter how stupid the behavior (unless potential physical harm to yourself), just ignore. In this case, if golfer just ignore them, they get bored and move on. Calmly call the clubhouse and move on...
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