Thursday, February 13, 2014

Vitto in a hole


My friend, Vitto, is a very good golfer. But once in awhile he whacks his ball in such a way it lands in unsightly places. In this instance, he hit his ball into a depression known as a retention pond.

We have many retention ponds in central Florida. They collect excess water when there's too much rain, thus relieving the chance of flooding as well as the creation of sinkholes.

I should note that between Vitto and the green are large oak trees. I made the mistake of thinking I had him on the ropes - so to speak. But he created a beautiful shot which flew over the trees, wafted to the right on a breeze and landed softly not too far from the cup. 

Kudos to Vitto! Woe is me!

21 comments:

hamilton said...

In your misery you became quite poetic about his shot!

Jack said...

Lowell, in my book, a dry ball is a good ball.

Kay said...

That's one heck of a big detention pond! He looks like he's got plenty of room to maneuver. As to whatever anyone does with golf balls it's a mystery to me.

William Kendall said...

Well, you came out of it with a good photo!

Taken For Granted said...

Looks like the golf course is in a nice looking neighborhood.

Randy said...

Great shot. I hope he got out with one swing.

cieldequimper said...

;-) all's well that ends well.

Do you never find yourself in a retention hole? :-)

Bibi said...

Every cloud has a silver lining!

Birdman said...

A retention hole on a golf course, I can live with. It's those ones in life that gives me the trouble.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

He probably hit a wayward shot just so he could dazzle you with his recovery.

magiceye said...

Good to see you appreciating a good shot!

llandudnopictures said...

Probably a lot easier to sink a putt into the retention hole than the actual hole you would be aiming for!

Judy said...

I was going to say "poor Vitto" but then I read on and decided he might be just showing off!

My post today is of some graffiti in an alley in Prescott. It's painted on a wall made of old tin newspaper prints.

LOLfromPasa said...

It has been ages since we played golf. I miss it. I love that what might seem a golfing disaster can become a great golfing moment. A little bit of luck and/or with a lot of skill can do just that. Good on Vitto. Do I see an 'out of bounds' marker in front of that house with ample protection :).

Happy Valentine's Day to you too! (Typed on 14th)

EG CameraGirl said...

We have retention ponds here too. I think every new subdivision has to have at least one, usually with fences all around them. I bet a wrought iron fence would frustrate a lot of golfers.

Sharon said...

Nice shot Vitto! Nice shot to you too!

Bergson said...

a good B&W

happy Valentine's day

RedPat said...

Luck or skill? Either way, good for him.

Karl Demetz said...

Ha, Lowell's Italian friend!
Nice to meet you, FLIHM !

Small City Scenes said...

You mean you got you comeuppance?
Vito was victorious.
Tomorrow is another day, my friend. MB

Halcyon said...

Those are the kinds of shots that keep you playing golf. Once you've had one, you think you can do it all the time! :)

"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