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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

golf ball fishin

Good morning.
To pick up where I left off yesterday, while I was out in the yard, I went Golf ball fishing.
There's a creek that runs through the golf course across the street from our house. It is buried under the parking lot and road, and comes out of a culvert down our property line. It's not large, the main channel is about 3 ft wide and a couple feet deep. The over all channel is about 4 ft deep and 6-8 ft wide. In the 28 years we've been here, it's overflowed the top just once, and briefly flooded the back end of the yard. The property slopes from front to back about 5 ft. so the creek runs fairly fast by my house.
Anyway, golf balls get washed down the creek and I find them in crevices along the bank.
Here's my find yesterday....
They're quite dirty when I find them, but most clean up pretty good.

We even find them occasionally in the front yard. Which is strange because the fairway runs parallel to the road, and the tee off is way over there....on the other side of the parking lot....

We've got bags of them from over the years. They come in many brands, and even colors....
And many with imprints on them.
Why we keep them, I have no idea. We're not collectors. Maybe someday I'll set up a stand over in their parking lot and sell them.  :-)
Anyway, I've got a very busy day today at the Salon. I'm starting at 8am and going straight through until around 7pm. So I better get going....


  1. Anonymous9:07 AM

    That is called "Ball Hawking" in Fl! Golfers do it while playing lakes,streams,wooded areas....but will give thme up to rattlesnakes and gators!
    Love ya!
    Fl Patti

  2. Have a great day! :-)

  3. Anonymous10:43 AM

    How do you fish for them?