Thursday, June 16, 2016 – Golf, Heat and Snakes (or other reptilian or amphibious water creatures.)
If you can’t stand the heat, then get off of the golf course. If you are going to play golf in Texas one must learn to play in the heat. First of all, it is not that hot in Texas. It is still only June with temperatures in the low 90’s and the heat index around 100. We still have July and August when the temperature is around 100 degrees at 8:00 in the morning and the index is around 120 degrees around 10 PM at night.
Summer in Texas was part of the Hell Deal – you know when God kicked Lucifer out of Heaven? God said “Look, you can have Hell or Texas.” So the devil took Hell because it was too hot in Texas in July and August.
Seriously pay attention to the heat. Know how to prepare – hydrate, hydrate and hydrate. Pay attention to your body.
Other safety tips concern lost golf balls in hazards. Golf hazards are those places known to golfers as “where the monkeys have coitus.” It includes, but is not limited to water, weeds, tall grass, trees, wooded areas, a person’s yard or porch, and the next fairway.
Here’s what I’m thinking about lost golf balls in locations when I cannot see it upon first look. FORGET IT! See, my insurance deductible for a snake bite is $50 for an ER visit. Golf balls are only $25.00 a box. Heck, even Titleist golf balls are around $50. My insurance does not cover trauma and new underwear should I even see a snake. I know my insurance does not cover trauma and needed counseling should an alligator or some other Godzilla creature leap at me. I will take the penalty strokes.