Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Golf Game Is Gigantic, Grueling

SOCORRO, N.M. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re looking for a casual day on the links, you may want to steer clear of one gargantuan golf course.

On June 7, golfers will be making the hike to Socorro, New Mexico, for The Elfego Baca Golf Shoot, a single-hole competition that begins at 7,280 feet atop Socorro Peak, and ends seven miles and nearly four hours later.

According to event coordinator Russ Moore, the hazards – including rattlesnakes, swarming clouds of Socorro gnats, and biting worms – may have casual golfers rethinking their shooting strategy.

He says, “You have to brush up on your hiking skills and endurance. It’s treacherous. And you need a very good supply of bug repellent.”

Moore also has another piece of geographical advice to help you reach the finish.

He says, “The best strategy is to play the south side of the mountain, where the cliffs are less sheer. The chances of finding your ball are much better.”

For more info go to socorrospringsopen.com.

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