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To All The Duffers I’ve Loved Before

from USA Today

Golfer accused of tossing 3,000 balls into Joshua Tree park

Joshua Tree National Park, in the California desert not far from Palm Springs, is known for its strange trees and bare rocks. But not golf.

That’s why the discovery of nearly 3,000 golf balls on the alien landscape caused the National Park Service to cry something other than “Fore!”, the¬†Los Angeles Times¬†tells us.

Seems the bevy of balls, tossed from a passing car, was just one golf lover’s tribute to dead duffers.

But the park service is calling Douglas Jones, a 57-year-old golf course worker, a litterer.

Park spokesman Joe Zarki explains:

“Sometime around 2007 our rangers began discovering large quantities of golf balls in some turnout areas of the park. We were wondering what was going on here. There were also some tennis balls involved.“He said he did it because he wanted to honor all the golfers who had died.”

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Posted on September 18, 2009 by Editor

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