Editors' BlogMarch 25, 2008

Montana Madness

Thanks to Gene Madsen of Bigfork, Montana, for making our 45-degree weather here in Connecticut (where the pins are in!) feel absolutely balmy:

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Thought you might like to see what we do for golf here in the north. As the crow flies we are about 50 miles south of the Canadian border. I have 4 holes, 2 par 4s of 125 yards, a par 3 of 75 yards and a par 5 of 150 yards. We play 4 holes out and 4 back with pins near the tees. Always play skins with partners, 25 cents a hole. We had a hole-in-one at the par 3 yesterday. I drill the cup hole down about 6" and use old fish sticks for the pins. It takes me 20 minutes to plow with my pickup truck. Usually start making the course when the ice is 6" thick. We use one club, a putter.

Thanks, Gene. That first cut looks like a bear. Wait, I think that is a bear!

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--Bob Carney

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