Here's a round-up of other strange golf-related happenings:
- Loch Ness, Scotland 10/13/09 Hundreds of golf balls found in its depths by researchers hunting for the legendary monster.
- Kingston, West Sussex, England 10/11/09 A pro at the Coombe Wood Golf Club is visited daily by the pigeon he rescued on the course.
- Drymen, Stirlingshire, Scotland 10/8/09 A man accidentally killed his mother-in-law with his tee shot on the 3rd hole at Stathendrick Golf Club.
- Deerfield Beach, Florida 9/23/09 A man died while diving for golf balls in the lake at the Deer Creek Country Club.
- Riverside, California 9/17/09 A man was cited for littering after tossing 3,000 golf balls into Joshua Tree National Park to honor deceased golfers.
- Loudon County, Tennessee 8/6/09 A prehistoric arm was found on the site of the Tennessee National Golf Course project.
- Brisbane, Australia 7/20/09 The world's longest golf course, stretching 842 miles from Ceduna to Kalgoorlie, was due to open in August.
- Pittsfield, Michigan 6/16/09 A man and his grandmother made a successful emergency landing of his plane on the fairway of the 5th hole at the Stonebridge Golf Course.
- East Fishkill, New York 4/20/09 A "weird wind event" trapped 2 men under their overturned golf cart at the Beekman Country Club.
- Almere, Holland 3/2/08 Plans were announced to build the world's largest indoor golf arena at an undecided location in the Netherlands.
- Loch Lomond, Scotland 5/12/08 Golfers ran for cover when an out-of-control speedboat flew at them and careened into a sand bunker.
- Mundelein, Illinois 3/20/07 Workers at the Countryside Golf Club outside Chicago found a human skull near the 14th tee of the Prairie Course.
Being so fond of fossils, my favorite weird news golf story is this: In August, groundskeeper Patrick Walker found a 10-pound tooth on the golf course at the Morrison Lake Country Club in Saranac, Michigan. Paleontologists confirmed that it belonged to an 11,ooo-year-old mammoth.