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06-22-2010, 07:54 PM
What is a Golf Ball Worth on a Thursday Nite at Oak Crest...

......ball was in the pond on Hole 16 at Oak Crest Golf Club was a brand new Titlelist with the Verso logo on it and he didn't want to loose it OR take the two stroke penalty as he was already behind in $$$points...!!!


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06-22-2010, 07:56 PM
the rest of the photos

06-22-2010, 08:03 PM
Has anyone heard from Opie?

06-22-2010, 08:05 PM
Why does the gator have to die, it's like someone ringing your door bell and handing you a peice of prime rib, then killing you cause you ate it. F ing stupid people

06-22-2010, 08:06 PM
Yeah that's ugly.I had a water moccasin refuse to let me near my ball, musta thought it was her eggs.Also had a gator walk right past me to retrieve a stinky dead Curlew and drag it into the canal.

06-22-2010, 08:12 PM
All over a golf ball, why didn't he use his club to get it out or have a club in his hands or maybe he did. When are people gonna learn to stay away from water down there?

The Kid
06-22-2010, 08:17 PM
Just another reason why im glad I live in the pacific northwest:shades:

06-22-2010, 08:25 PM
Whew - thats rough :uhh:

Brad Denny
06-22-2010, 08:36 PM
LOL @ Brannigan. :)

06-22-2010, 08:41 PM
Shouldn't the guy retrieving the arm be wearing gloves, or something? :wtf:

That's gonna leave a mark. :crap:

I wonder if they were able to reattach the arm.

*edit* I had to check. :D If Snopes can be believed, and that's a big IF.

Golfer loses arm in alligator attack on course (

06-22-2010, 08:51 PM
this wasn't from a Golfer or even in

06-22-2010, 08:54 PM

your have a different story and your date is 2 years later.
there are however a lot of attacks like this.

06-22-2010, 08:54 PM
way funny branigan:rofl::lol1:

06-22-2010, 09:07 PM

read the Snopes posting. It says those pics don't belong with the golfer story, and both incidents actually occurred in SC, not Florida. ;)

It's the same pics in the OP.

Oops, I linked the wrong story, my bad. :o

Fixed it.

06-22-2010, 09:14 PM
yeah you had the wrong story.
the Berkeley County isn't in Florida it's in SC.

06-22-2010, 09:16 PM
According to Snopes, the pics are from a SC incident, which didn't involve a golf course.

I fixed the link, check it out.

06-22-2010, 09:21 PM
While I agree with you Joe, judging by the pics there was no way to retrieve the guys arm without killing the gator.
That said, I also agree that it appears stupidity played a factor here. Playing around in gator infested waters makes as much sense as playing in traffic...

06-22-2010, 09:23 PM
Am I the only one that thinks snorkeling in water with alligators is a bad thing? :scratch:

06-22-2010, 09:33 PM
I agree Marge. when I was young I only thought there were alligators in Florida.

American alligators are found in the southeast United States: all of Florida and Louisiana, the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, coastal South and North Carolina, Eastern Texas, the southeast corner of Oklahoma and the southern tip of Arkansas. According to the 2005 Scholastic Book of World Records, Louisiana is the state with the largest alligator population.[5] The majority of American alligators inhabit Florida and Louisiana, with over a million alligators in each state.

American crocodiles can be found in the United States, including Florida and Puerto Rico

06-22-2010, 09:36 PM
Brian, thanks for getting the story straight. I should have checked before I posted.

But still..

NEVER swim with gators!!!!

06-22-2010, 09:41 PM
This crowd is pretty good at making sure online stories are legit...a good thing. :nod: In this case, whether it was a Florida golf course or SC snorkel spot (using that term loosely)....the outcome is pretty much the same. :eek:

And when we golf in AZ in the summer, we only have to worry about something sleeping under a bush...with a rattle. :)

06-22-2010, 09:44 PM
When I see or hear stories like this one, the winters up here get about 30 degrees warmer............and snakes?

06-22-2010, 09:44 PM
and we KILL them right away huh marge:smash:

06-23-2010, 02:05 AM
I'll bet it was his wife ripped his arm off and beat him to death with it when he said he was heading to the first tee on their wedding anniversary :D

06-23-2010, 08:43 AM
American alligators are found in the southeast United States: all of Florida and Louisiana, the southern parts of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, coastal South and North Carolina

We actually have alligators in the central part of SC. Clemson Univ. has a research station on the north side of Columbia. There are several ponds/lakes on the property. When I started work at the University folks at the station told me there were some big alligators in the ponds. I never saw any and thought they were just picking on this new kid from Wisconsin. Then I saw one, about 8 feet long cruising the shore and became a true believer.

06-23-2010, 08:57 AM
Lots of alligators in far east Texas, too. Usta come upon them whilst Bass fishing in Toledo Bend lake and I'm thinking in Sam Rayburn, too.

Can't make'em take a lure, though. :shake:

06-23-2010, 09:46 AM
CX wrote
Can't make'em take a lure, though

Have you tried marshmellows?

06-23-2010, 09:53 AM
Can't make'em take a lure, though.I have.

we had flooding from all these storms 2 years ago In the town I lived in then.
I had a Rat-L-Trap Lure, conected the 2 hooks together and taped over them
and went Gator fishing. you have to bring the lure right next to the head and
jiggle it to make them bite. :D

this was only a 5 footer.





07-03-2010, 10:12 AM
The photos of the man losing his arm were of Bill Hedden who lost his arm while swimming at Short Stay on Lake Moultrie near Moncks Corner, South Carolina in 2007. He was not playing golf. The great men who rescued him were from Berkeley County Rescue Squad as shown on the green tee shirt in the photo. You can Google "Victim thanks rescuers" on September 21, 2008 to read about Mr. Hedden in the Charleston Post and Courier thanking everyone. This was the first anyone ever heard of gators in this lake. We knew they were in the Cooper River and the Ashley River, but we did not know any were in Lake Moultrie.

07-03-2010, 11:06 AM
this was already said in post #10 & #11, but thanks.

07-04-2010, 11:10 AM
If you live in the south and there is water you are wise to simply assume that gators are present. If you are accustomed to your local waters you will be aware that some are safer than others. On a recent bike ride I saw a 60# snapping turtle in a drainage ditch near a small pond. What he eats I've no idea because that pond doesn't seem big enough to support a creature of that size. We grew up swimming in lakes and rivers where we knew gators lived. Now because of species protections and over population (of humans and gators) we are more aware of the gators. If you don't know what you are doing or anything about where you are doing it (and even if you do) be careful.