Monday, February 9, 2015

Time machine and water cooler


You will find this time machine/water cooler between the 6th green and 7th tee box at the Ocala National Golf Course.  Water coolers are placed strategically on the golf course to help players keep hydrated during the heat of the summer.  I'm guessing the clock is there to let players know if they are keeping the proper pace.

Unfortunately, this clock was not working.  But with everybody having a cell phone it's not much needed anymore.

One might say it's a relic of times gone by and is no longer timely.

21 comments:

cieldequimper said...

What a shame. A cell phone will never replace a beautiful clock!

Kay said...

Yup. I guess it's going the way of phone booths. Land lines. Typewriters. Geezers like us.

William Kendall said...

I rather prefer the old clocks to digital.

Sharon Anck said...

And, here I thought you found a real time machine that would transport you into the past or the future. Sort of like a certain DeLorean I've heard about.

Lois said...

The clock is nice whether it works or not! This water cooler reminds me of a birdhouse.

RedPat said...

I guess watches are disappearing too!
You haven't photoshopped that clock onto there? ;-)

Jack said...

Where I play, clocks like this do still have a role. If you have a 9:10 tee time, when you reach each tee with a clock, it should read 9:10 if you are on a four hour pace. If it reads 9:20, speed up. If it reads 9:00, you are gaining time.

Randy said...

I like the old clocks too.

Linda said...

I love the vintage clocks. Great capture, thanks for sharing this, Lowell.

Halcyon said...

Here in Germany, they don't provide water on the courses. I think it's a shame because people are expected to walk and it can get quite hot. We also don't have "cart girls" to bring you drinks. You just have to plan ahead...

llandudnopictures said...

At least it's still right twice a day ;-)

Andy said...

Thanks to you Lowell I learned something to day.

EG CameraGirl said...

The clock is still a good reminder to keep up the pace. :)

Karl Demetz said...

Time machine, what a nice word to describe a clock, but no cell phone can be compared with a good old "Time machine" :-)

Judy said...

A little bit of the old days. It is good to have some drinking water available for those of us who forget to bring some.

Bergson said...

I did not think we could take an interest at the time when we play golf

VP said...

I agree with Karl here: sadly this time machine is out of order!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like the pun!

Birdman said...

Tell your ranger to study up on clock repair. Are your holes named? Time Machine would be a good choice.

Small City Scenes said...

Your last sentence is a rather sad statement.
MB

stardust said...

Dehydration is a no-no in intensely hot summer. Water cooler is a good idea, much better than vending machine for drinks including not only water and tea but also beer and alcoholic beverages. I like the antique clock.

Yoko

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