Update: Golf ball lands on gator's head

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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:06 am | Updated: 2:21 pm, Mon May 19, 2014.

**UPDATE** --Another golfer has contacted ABC 7 with an explanation of the photo.  Carolyn Hickey says a golfer named Al Lancaster picked up a golf ball and tossed it toward the gator.  The ball bounced on the ground, then up unto the gator's neck.

The sent their own photo of the gator, and say that the other photo must have been taken after they moved on.

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. - The image of an alligator with a golf ball on its head is giving new meaning to a hazard on the golf course.

A group of golfers captured the moment last Monday while playing at Myakka Pines in Englewood.

"It was just a strange happening. Definitely one of the stranger things I have seen on the golf course," said David Pucin, who took the pictures of the alligator on his cell phone.

How the ball landed on the gator's head remains a mystery.

"I bet it's a ball someone was looking for and thought it went in the water. That's what I think," said Mickie Zada, the Club's General Manager.

Others may speculate someone placed the ball on the gator's head. Pucin and Zada find that hard to believe.

"I can't imagine anyone going up to that alligator," said Zada.

If someone did hit the ball and it landed on the alligator's head, club rules permit a free drop no closer to the hole from a safe distance. No penalty would be assessed.

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1 comment:

  • tim posted at 11:21 am on Fri, Jan 31, 2014.

    tim Posts: 106

    this is 'news'?



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