|Josh with the victims antlers.|
Tuesday the 9th of November is becoming very talked about at Burl these days. Myself and Mike started the day prepping for our last snow mold app on fairways. Shortly after Mike had been out spraying he called on the radio, " I think there is a deer sleeping on 2 fwy" about 10 seconds later " He must be dead cause he's not moving." I found it a little weird that a deer was dead on the golf course.
With golfers playing behind Mike he " grabbed a rag and pulled him into the rough." so he could continue spraying. When he approached the green he noticed the flag stick was not in the cup. After looking for the flag stick for several minuets he needed to move on. Mike called me on the radio and asked to bring a new flag and stick down to 2 green, and bring some repair tools because the green is " all ripped up from a deer fight."
After hearing all this on the radio, our mechanic Josh ( an avid bow hunter ) went to remove the deer and assess the situation. " oh yea, his neck is broken, and they had a hell of a fight" The deer hoove tracks go from the green to the 175 marker. I drove down to 2 green to make some simple repairs on the green surface and look for the flag stick. After about 10 minuets of looking in the woods, weeds, pond, and creek I had no luck.
Rumor has it that a large buck wonders the course and has a Burl Oaks flag stick in his antlers........Some say its true and some not. But we may never know.........