Monday, February 1, 2010

Alone in the wilderness


This is one green you do not want to overshoot...the ball will roll all the way down the hill into the water!

34 comments:

Tricia said...

don't know a thing about golfing, but that CAN'T be good!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

OOPS! Well, if I played there I'd have an excuse as to why my ball was in the water. ;-)

Halcyon said...

I know all about the water! Hope you are staying out of it. :D

Memphis MOJO said...

I don't play golf, but if I did, that would be me in the water for sure.

Louis la Vache said...

...and into the mouf ova big ol' gator!

Olivier said...

un coup pas facile a realiser, il va devoir batailler ferme pour sortir de là

Wolynski said...

Umm... that's not green. However, judging from your photos, you do live in paradise - horses, golf courses, swimming pools, no shoveling of snow. What a life!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a time that you would want the rough to be a little higher.

magiceye said...

lovely shot!

Don and Krise said...

If only we could carry a diving suit and chainsaw in our bag we'd be set.

Small City Scenes said...

It sounds like you know this from experience. Is that you at the water's edge? MB

VP said...

It doesn't look very good... Nice catch!

Bibi said...

A far cry from this kind of golf, I played a miniature golf course when about ten and hit a ball over a (then I thought it was) good-sized lake for a hole in one! The only one in my life...

B SQUARED said...

My shots usually by-pass the slope and go directly into the water.

Cezar and Léia said...

I can not believe, this guy is playing golf there,it's really difficult!
I need to confess that I understand nothing about golf :(
Cezar told me once he played golf ( time ago when he worked in the USA)and it's good for business as well.Again I could not understand it!
Anyway it's a beautiful picture!
WEll done!
Léia

*** little Luna loved your inspiration about "ducks", it's funny and cute! Thanks a lot! :)

Jim Klenke said...

That would be a long walk down there, I am sure thats where I would be.

brattcat said...

And what's awaiting the poor golfer in the water...a peevish alligator or two????

Jacob said...

@ Brattcat - I don't think there are any alligators in the ponds around here...but there could be. Sometimes, when it's very dry, they will seek water where they find it.

But, the golfer may encounter some nasty snakes...that's why it's always best to poke around with a golf club before sticking your hand in the water if you're looking for an errant golf ball!

Jacob said...

@ Bibi - A hole-in-one on any golf course is quite a feat.

I've had four, which I could brag about, but I know that in each case the hole-in-one was the result of a massive stroke of luck!

Hilda said...

Oops. Poor guy.
I wonder if he even notices the fantastic landscape he's in…

Jacob said...

@ Small City - No, that isn't me, but it could be! I've been known to bury many of my golf balls in watery graves!

Jarart said...

I don't see anyone around him. I think I'd just get out another ball and call it good.

cieldequimper said...

It looks threatening with those what are they, palm trees in the wind looking like banshees...

Daryl said...

Uhoh

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Does the water have alligators in it? And... what happened to the grass? I demand that the grass in Florida be green!
:-)
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

See, if I had read all the comments before posting, I would have known that there were no alligators, or, at least, probably not. Just giant man eating snakes. Ohh much better...

:-)

Jacob said...

@ Three Rivers - Well, the grass in South Florida is definitely green! We live 300 miles north, however, and we had a couple of weeks of really cold weather, including several nights which below freezing; that effectively did in most of the grass around here...

However, it's been raining for a couple of days...already the grass is greening up again. Tomorrow it's supposed to be warmer and sunny. I think it won't be long before we green up nicely again.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Pretty! I've never played golf in my life, but golf courses can be pretty--I hear they are bad for the environment,t hough.

Paula said...

Those palm trees look menacing somehow. Another reason not to be alone out there.

Rose said...

I have had fun reading the comments!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Simply beautiful and nice !

Lois said...

The trees do look a little sad!

Marie said...

I like this photo very much.

afv said...

Looks like a great place but a very dangerous one.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson