Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Golfers Try Not To Bomb Their Shots

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

The Elfego Baca Golf Shoot is being held June 9th in the massive mountains and desert surrounding Socorro, New Mexico.

But it’s not your regular nine holes with your buddies.

The course is technically one hole, which begins at 7,280 ft. atop Socorro Peak, and ends seven miles and nearly four harrowing hours later.

Event coordinator Russ Moore warns, “This is not for the faint of heart. You couldn’t pay me enough to do it.”

Huge hazards along the putting green include rattlesnakes, gnats, rock outcroppings, and scorching heat, but there’s one treacherous trap that daring drivers may want to truly avoid.

Turns out the golfing event is actually held on a high- security bomb testing site.

Moore adds, “You don’t purposefully try to play through the area where they blow things up.”

(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2007 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.