At least this gator actually addresses the golf ball

HERE at ASG we were seriously considering instituting a new policy of not showing any more “alligator on the course course” videos unless the gator in question actually did something golflike such picking up a club and playing a hole.

Since our golfing trip to Darwin for the 2015 National Veteran Golfers Championship we’re quite fond of crocodiles and the like, though I’m pretty sure the feelings are not really reciprocated.

This alligator at the Long Marsh Golf Club in Rotonda West in Florida has snuck under our defences somewhat. It has not actually made a legal stroke, but at least it has addressed the golf ball and taken sufficient interest in snaffling it and taking it back to it’s no doubt considerable stash. 

At my home club at Jamberoo, we only ever have crows stealing balls to deal with – and perhaps the odd Saturday afternoon social golfer.

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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017

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