Golfers and Greenkeepers

Yesterday I featured ovine greenkeepers in three photos I posted. Do golfers share the fairways with the maintenance crew? Yes they do. Many cars were parked at the club and golfers were playing. Here’s three shots with golfers visible in the first two. Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Photos taken 22 Feb 2020.

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At this point I dropped my cellphone and the closest sheep found it prudent to distance themselves from the weird unpredictable human on the other side of the fence, hence all the bum views in the next photo.


From another spot by the golf course where the sheep remained undisturbed and unperturbed …

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Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. One of my neighbors was thinking of keeping goats and letting them control the lawn. Didn’t happen and I imagine some of he neighbors might be glad about that. Seems like a win-win for a golf course aside from a little extra hazard in the fairways.

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  2. I laughed at the ‘bum views’ – and I get those quite frequently from the cats. (I always wonder if they’re sulking when they turn their bum on me, hehe!) That’s a lovely, rural-looking golf course, must be a great place to play.

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  3. Up in the Texas hill country, I know some people who keep goats to keep the brush down. On one of the places, it’s really quite amusing to see the shape of the cedar trees (actually Ashe juniper). The bottoms of the trees are perfectly flat, and all at the same height — an indication of how high the grazing goats can reach.

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    1. Yes, I’ve seen similar effects in paddocks here where there’s trees + stock grazing. The bottoms of the trees are trimmed to an exact height 🙂


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