Wednesday, July 15, 2009
"It's A High, High, High.... Can of Corn!"
Very much looking forward to the 17th annual Bob and Brian Open golf tournament on August 7th at Silver Spring CC in Menomonee Falls, WI.
As you may remember, I once stupidly bragged that I could successfully kick 5 out of 10 penalty kicks past a world class soccer goalkeeper.
Fail. I hit 4. (Note: Was wearing hiking boots instead of soccer shoes. All I had for traction...)
This year, I was pondering the unique range at Silver Spring. A neat rectangular grid that stretches out 290 yards from the double-tiered tee area, down to a mammoth mesh monster of a fence to keep long hitters from terrorizing players down on the low lying holes beyond.
If I stood at the bottom with a baseball glove, could I successfully track and catch a 3-wood or driver from somebody up top?
Might I DIE from a gruesome head wound on a mis-judged pop-up?
I mean, how hard can it be, right? It would only be the equivalent of an 870 foot baseball blast!
As you can see courtesy of the good folks at Google Maps, it would only be like catching a ball that has been hit clean out of Yankee Stadium, and half way to the Bronx.
Stay tuned, and make sure your team is entered this year. I'll see you there with a hard-hat on!