November 15th, 2015 | Uncategorized
The Heath Golf Club is home to my first golf course played in Ireland. It was a perfect fall day as the sun was out and not too cold. I played with coach and a friend of his, and one of my teammates. We won’t talk about who won but let’s just say it wasn’t the young lads day.
I will never forget this experience because of two things. One is the amount I laughed throughout the day and the other is the sheep.
I got more of a workout from laughing than I did from playing golf. The quick hitting, witty, and hilarious jokes and comments fly from all angles and “It’s all about a bit of craic”. Golfing with Irish folks isn’t for you if you can’t have some fun, laugh, and take a joke.
The other reason this day will forever be ingrained in my memory is the sheep. About 10 yards off the 2nd tee box were 3 grazing sheep. I thought this was the coolest, most random thing I’ve seen in a while. Little did I know there were more to come. Much more. The 3rd hole was feeding ground to about 50-60 sheep! Some were a few feet off the tee box, some were in the fairway, and some were making obnoxious noises like opposing fans during a free throw. Luckily none of them got hit.
I am glad I got the opportunity to get out on an Irish course and have some laughs with some great people. I’ll be sure to visit the sheep in the spring and get some revenge on the old heads as well.
Victory Scholar: Harrison Deyo
Present University: IT Carlow
US League: MAC
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Alma Mater: Alvernia University
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