The Great Bucyrus Golf Ball Drop
By Torleif Sorenson on 10/15/14
One of the most hilarious and side-splitting moments in U.S. television situation comedy history was the WKRP in Cincinnati episode "Turkeys Away." And while no animals were harmed in this incident, another bunch of Ohioans decided to do a fun event involving falling objects.
Specifically, the Golf Club of Bucyrus hosted a golf-ball drop for the second year in a row on Tuesday afternoon:
The object is pretty simple: The three balls closest to the hole win the three cash prizes. The pellet chosen by the Bucyrus middle school principal went into the jar.
Oobers, what is the most creative sort of fundraising contest involving golf that you've ever seen?
Have you seen an interesting golf story? Tell us about it!
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They just did this earlier this year at my club for some charity. However, it was done from a helicopter and the balls were dropped from much higher up. Originally it was supposed to be done over our 2nd green, which is quite large, but for some kind of safety reason, they did it over the driving range instead. Closest to the hole won a 2015 full membership package. It was 10 bucks a ball.
DougE, that sounds like it would be horribly damaging to the green.
Yeah, you are right. That's probably why they did it over the range, though someone in the pro shop did mention to me that it was due to safety. Maybe they didn't know what they were talking about. Green damage is more likely...or a combination of both concerns.
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