Golf is typically celebrated for its tranquil environment and those Instagram-worthy sunny days on the fairways. But it seems like Mother Nature’s been binge-watching drama series and decided to spice things up a bit!
Twists and Turns in the Game of Golf
Last week at the FedEx St. Jude Championship, the competitors were in a heated (pun intended) battle. Not just with each other but with the blazing sun. Oh, that mischievous sun, always trying to outshine everyone! With the thermostat going “Why not the mid-30s today?” even golfing pros found themselves with an additional rival: the sweltering heatwave.
And as if that wasn’t enough drama for our club-wielding heroes, over in Minnesota, the skies decided to throw a surprise party – a hailstorm! If this was a game of “Weather Top Trumps,” Minnesota just pulled out its wildcard.
Meanwhile, in Ohio, the rain seemed to have misread the memo and thought it was auditioning for a reenactment of Noah’s Ark. Local golf courses looked more like water parks, which might’ve left some folks singing in the rain, while others pondered trading their clubs for paddle boats.
Speaking of water parks, the Black Diamond Golf Course in Millersburg added a plot twist. Remember those summer days with slip ‘n slides? Well, someone at Black Diamond thought, “Why not?” So, the ninth hole was temporarily converted into the ultimate slide. Black Diamond, usually in the limelight for its devilish seventh hole, saw its ninth hole become the star. Instead of perfecting their swing, some were spotted perfecting their slide technique down the watery runway.
And just like that, Mother Nature reminded us: when she gives you a rainy golf course, make it your playground!