Golf in the dark?
Who knew golf in the dark could be so much fun?
We’ve all been there before – desperate to finish a twilight round with the sun below the horizon.
The last time I did it was a real bummer. At LPGA International a few years back, I hit my drive down the middle, but then proceeded to lose my next two shots – one in the dark, one in a marsh. That ruined an otherwise great day on a good course.
My most recent dance in the dark was much more thrilling.
Deadlocked in a tight match at Greystone Golf Club near Romeo, my foursome set one rule on the tee at No. 18: If your drive disappeared into the darkness, it’s a drop in the fairway at the 150 stake with a one-stroke penalty. The hole, by the way, ranked as the hardest hole in metro Detroit in a story I did a few years back, so it’s hard enough in the light, let alone blind.
Of course, I put my tee ball only God knows where. Hitting three in the fairway, I wacked my second right (at least that’s what my opponents told me). Fearing it was lost in the water, I headed to the green dreading the worst.
Turns out it was 12 feet from the pin, my best iron shot of the day. Maybe I should play blindfolded more often. The match was ours.
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