The golf course is a fantastic place to spend time. It is beautiful in many ways and offers the opportunity to contemplate the wonders of nature. However, it also offers dangerous locations than in a wink of an eye can cause injury to the unsuspecting golfer. Well, I had a near miss the other day that I thought was worth sharing.
As you can see, Osprey Links is built (at least the back nine) in a very rocky terrain. Not only are there large boulders in plain sight, there are others hidden in the woods waiting for an unsuspecting golfer to take an ill-advised step.
That is what happened to me last round. After my friend (he shall remain nameless, but they know who he is) hit the ball into the woods on the right off the 12th tee. As I entered into the cabbage, I stepped on boulder and immediately went for a slide. You see, it rained a fair bit the night before and the surface of the rock was not receptive to golf shoes. I slide down about 2 feet and landed on my right wrist. It is a bit sore, but nothing serious. It could have been much worse.
As we looped around the rest of the 15 holes, I found several other places that included wood and grass that were just as slippery. I am generally sure-footed, but during that round I felt as if I hand ice skates on. I felt as if the golf course was out to get me.
So my fellow golfers; a word to the wise. If your golf course is wet (due to rain or dew) pay attention to the uneven ground and be aware that golf shoes are actually very slippery on a hard surface. The last thing you or I want to do is have an unexpected break in golf due to an unforeseen injury.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!