124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2


Allegedly drunk golfers try to drive golf cart on walking bridge, ends as poorly as you would think

August 01, 2023

The combination of reckless idiocy and alcohol never leads to anything good, especially when a golf cart is added to the mix. According to a reddit post this week, that recipe for chaos unfolded at a Minnesota golf course, which will now have to shell out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to fix the mistakes of a few “idiots.”

“Get a text from our head pro about 10pm last night that someone drove through the side of our bridge out to 18 green,” the post reads. “Thought it was gonna be just a missing post on the front side or something. Definitely did not expect this. Luckily, the pro shop faces this green and we have security cameras facing this direction because none in the group came in to the pro shop apparently they all ran to their cars and drove away. But we have the group on camera, with names on tee sheet to match. Police were called because our cart is totaled, fence needs fixing and they clearly drove away from the course hammered drunk as well.”

While driving over a walking bridge—that’s the first mistake right there—the group made a misguided turn and found themselves in the drink. They then collected their clubs and bolted.

The r/golf poster, who is also the course’s super, went into detail about how ridiculous this all was: “This bridge is legitimately 50yds away from where you're supposed to park and leave your cart. They also ran over a roped off gate, multiple signs saying no carts beyond here and went down a 3ft wide path winding between pine trees.”

The worst part of this ordeal is that these fools drove away from the course following the cart crash. Those are certainly not roads that we’d want to be on. The cart was ultimately pulled out of the water, thanks to a tow truck, but the damage was already done.

Keep a lookout for the video of what actually happened. Once the police are done with it, the superintendent has vowed to post it online, saying, “I'm told I'm not supposed to share it yet because the police have a copy and are currently looking into it, but will definitely post it one day.”