Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Golfers Tee Up On Ice

HAWLEY, Pa. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Golfers are getting their nine irons and long johns ready for one cool competition.

The 19th Annual Ice-Tee Golf Tournament is swinging into Hawley, Pennsylvania, this Sunday (Feb. 24), and 200 golfers will be teeing off for nine holes atop frozen Lake Wallenpaupack.

The frigid playing field will be dyed green to mark each hole, but according to spokesperson Maureen Bunting, that’s the only similarity the icy course has with an average green.

She explains, “When you play on a green, you know what the grass is like. But ice can be slick, watery, or crusty. And when the ice is shiny and slippery, the ball goes farther.”

But despite the frigid conditions, the players keep their golf attire authentic.

Bunting says, “People like to brave the elements in a fun way, so they wear golf knickers over long johns, funny hats, and cleats over their boots.”

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