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Golfing at Fawn Mountain

By Joe Ashcraft


August 02, 2015
Sunday PM

We were minding our own business hitting wedges off the 30 yard line at Fawn Mountain on a lovely evening last week. Some guy comes up and asks what we are thinking of. He was pretty obnoxious telling us we would damage the artificial turf. We told him we always changed positions to make sure no one part would wear out too soon; and anyway people kick balls and use cleats all over it.

Then he suggested we hit the balls off our own lawn at home; but of course, our mother wouldn't like that, and our leader, our father, says it is because the yard would get torn up. 'Course it would grow back, like an actual tee box at a golf course. Yeah, the guy asked us if we'd ever seen a tee box on a par 3.

He said he had a degree in Sports Facilities and that was his only authority, but said he'd be willing to call someone with real authority if we swung another club. Luckily he didn't see the hole we tore on the other end of the field last week.

We just don't understand why we can't golf on that multimillion dollar field. He acted like we were really stupid. Did any of the other people who use that field for a golf course get visited by this guy?

Joe Ashcraft
Ketchikan, Alaska



Received July 31, 2015 - Published August 02, 2015



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