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a pesky goose on the course?

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One time had the problem where a goose was on the green at my local course. It would just not leave the green!  Eventually it flew away.  But then today I saw this animated short about a Golfer fighting a Goose haha check it out ( https://vimeo.com/44005383 )

 

It got me wondering if any one has any real goose horror storys? I mean they are always annoyting(mid-westerners know) and they do get protective over there young.  

post #2 of 15
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Originally Posted by antiGoose View Post

One time had the problem where a goose was on the green at my local course. It would just not leave the green!  Eventually it flew away.  But then today I saw this animated short about a Golfer fighting a Goose haha check it out ( https://vimeo.com/44005383 )

 

It got me wondering if any one has any real goose horror storys? I mean they are always annoyting(mid-westerners know) and they do get protective over there young.  

 

My father and a friend of his took a mutual to a very nice course outside of Houston one time. The mutual friend was a DEA agent, and instead of trying to run the goose off, he pulled out a snub nose .357 (that no one knew he had on him) and shot the green up. 

 

Needless to say, the three were politely asked not to return. 

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My father and a friend of his took a mutual to a very nice course outside of Houston one time. The mutual friend was a DEA agent, and instead of trying to run the goose off, he pulled out a snub nose .357 (that no one knew he had on him) and shot the green up. 

 

Needless to say, the three were politely asked not to return. 

My god... That escalated quickly, haha. Good story!

post #4 of 15

Yeah, we have Canadian geese at my course.  Most of the time the only problem is goose crap all over the course including the greens.  But in the spring, they won't let you near the eggs.  

 

It isn't usually a problem, but this year a goose couple set up camp right at a bridge over a creek.  For about 6 weeks it was tough to get over the bridge if you were walking.  No doubt a golfer (with clubs) can take out a goose, but really no one wants to kill a goose on the course - and he definitely seemed ready to fight to the death.  He would back down from the carts, so you would sometimes have to get a cart to escort you over the bridge.  

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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post

 

My father and a friend of his took a mutual to a very nice course outside of Houston one time. The mutual friend was a DEA agent, and instead of trying to run the goose off, he pulled out a snub nose .357 (that no one knew he had on him) and shot the green up. 

 

Needless to say, the three were politely asked not to return. 

LOL!

 

I did have to play it forward for one hole once because of a angry goose family residing on the tee box I wanted to play.  

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My god... That escalated quickly, haha. Good story!

 

Yeah. The guy is quite a character. He showed up to the course in jorts and a sleeveless t-shirt. They had to buy him clothes from the pro shop just so he could play.

post #7 of 15

The geese at my parents club can get pretty nasty when it's gosling season or whatever it's called. Hissing and chasing you away if you get close. Last year at this somewhat upscale muni there was a rooster on the 4th tee and he was an angry unit. Probably someone's escaped pet that was scared but we had to hold him off while we hit. There was something on the box he wanted to eat.

post #8 of 15
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LOL wow, I knew there would be some great storys!  I am not sure of any one can top that story geauxforbroke! That is hilarious and crazy.

post #9 of 15
Playing on Long Island, they're pretty common on courses near the water. Before many courses started using the dogs, they were just another facet of the design, it seemed. You never paid much attention to them and they generally minded their own business. Only real horror story happened almost 20 years ago at Timber Point Golf Club, a county course on the south shore of Long Island. Many holes had geese wandering around near the tee boxes, but not that close. We had played without any issues. Balls would fly over them out to the fairways. Except for one. And it was not pretty. A friend of mine, big guy- 6-5, 280 had a lot of power but not a lot of accuracy or consistency, measured up his drive, stepped up and hit one right on the bottom most part of the driver. It never went above 24" above the deck... which happens to be about the height of an adult goose's head. Yup... There was a puff of red mist and a sort of a 'sploot' sound. No running around "like a chicken with no head", it just plopped down like it was sitting on a nest. Except there was no head, and the neck was laying across it's back.

We were stunned, amazed, speechless, gobsmacked, etc... and we just kept looking at each other with our mouths open but nothing coming out. Until, finally someone said "HOLY SH*T!!!!" that broke the silence and we started jabbering like idiots.
post #10 of 15
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I was wondering about that too, if any one has ever accidentally hit a goose on a stroke.  RayG thanks for that story, that must of been a little mortifying at the time.  I can't believe the head just "poped" off! Haha!  

post #11 of 15
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I was wondering about that too, if any one has ever accidentally hit a goose on a stroke.  RayG thanks for that story, that must of been a little mortifying at the time.  I can't believe the head just "poped" off! Haha!  

 

My father hit a goose at a course in Mobile when I was growing up. He was sure he killed it, so he brought it back to the house.

 

Long story short, it wasn't dead, and my mother wasn't happy.

post #12 of 15
This talk always reminds me of these scenes from Curb Your Enthusiasm:

First this:
Then this:
post #13 of 15

Funny episode.  I was playing a few years back, winter in the NW. lots of geese. A playing partner flew a ball into a flock grazing in the fairway.

They flew off except one that was flopping around on the ground - perfect neck shot.  To our amazement the guy went up to it grabbed it by its head

and swung the thing around a few times to finish breaking its neck except the head came off in his hand.  No big deal just picked it up in a towel and threw it into the woods.

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post

My father and a friend of his took a mutual to a very nice course outside of Houston one time. The mutual friend was a DEA agent, and instead of trying to run the goose off, he pulled out a snub nose .357 (that no one knew he had on him) and shot the green up. 

Needless to say, the three were politely asked not to return. 

Hahahaha that's hilarious. I didn't mind geese much until a couple years ago. I was playing what was one of the best rounds of my life at the time. On the closing hole, I hit a good drive on a dog-leg right and then had an approach shot over water to an uphill green. I missed the green and landed on the uphill slope a little below it. I'm pretty sure I hit a goose where my ball landed, because I saw the thing start freaking out and squawking before it flew away. When I went to hit my next shot, my ball was not there because the blasted goose had taken it! I was furious! I had to just take a drop where the ball was just because I wanted to finish my round.

So, now I can't stand geese especially because at the local course I play, they tear up the fairways and greens and poop everywhere, especially on the greens. It's disgusting.
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LOL that Curb Your Enthusiasm was pretty funny. Wally your story is pretty similar to the story in the animated short I posted.  I did not realize you could link videos in the post here is that animated short again.

 

 

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