Monthly Archives: April 2012
The other day a friend of mine from Winter Park, FL and I went to the historic Winter Park Country Club after work to get in a quick round of nine holes. This course is perfect because it’s about a half mile from my office and in summer it’s about $8 to play nine holes of golf. Whenever you can golf on a course that’s well-maintained and it’s just over $1 a hole, you know you’re getting a crazy deal.
Jason kept trying trick shots ala Bubba Watson at the 2012 Masters, but missing horribly. “Craig, you see that little slice of life in the middle of the clump of trees? I’m going straight through it with a light fade so I can get on the left side of the green and miss those four bunkers.” Whack! The ball slices off the toe of the club and hits the crook of a tree, almost killing an old lady and giving Jason the lie you see in the photo below. God bless him for trying.
Also, it’s important to note that there were fire ants at the base of the tree. No joke. I barely got the photo because Jason had to run in and swing as quick as possible so he didn’t die at the teeth of these giant rhino ants. Because I’m a golf videographer, I really should have had my camera; it would have been way easier and more entertaining to grab the video instead of the photo.
This tree is a Winter Park icon and every golfer lucky enough to get out after work sees it bathed in beautiful sunset light. I take a picture of it every round.