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.

I wondered....

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?


Even once?

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!


  1. (In my best Butt-head voice):
    "Uhhh...huh huh...Whut?"

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  3. Czabe, I heard this conversation on B&B and after thinking about, there is NO CHANCE you're going to be able to do this. Not only is it almost impossible to track a golf ball coming towards you, but the driving range at Silver Spring goes north, which means you'll be looking south. If you guys plan on doing this around noon, the sun is going to be directly into your eyes. I'll say it again, you have no chance, but I'll be there watching.