Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nostalgia of the Day

Gainesville, Florida, my home town, is thinking about renovations to Ironwood Golf Course.

The course was private when I was a child, and was the favorite destination of my maternal grandfather, Author William S-----t, affectionately known as "Whitey" to all of his golf buddies. He spent much of his time on the course, either playing or raking golf balls out of the water hazards. When I was a teenager he and I fished in the water hazards, which contained some nice Largemouth Bass, as well as alligators. Going into the rough after balls could be dangerous, as rattlesnakes as well as cottonmouths could be found on the course. My grandfather played golf well into his eighties, stayed in good shape walking the course.

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