Golf Course Opens!
Woods- Coleman Trade Putters.
For all of you
who could not quite understand the infatuation with the odd
shaped splotch of grass that Weaver Street Market religiously
tried to nurse through a concert season only to have it die
by June, the answer has arrived! For all the cynics, there
was a plan, afterall.
With great fanfare
the 18th hole of the Carrboro Urban Executive Golf Club opened
in what will be a long string of hole openings with 17 more
expected to open in the future. Not unlike the executive golf
courses in the retirement villages of South Florida, with
fairways sandwiched between rows of perfectly manicured buildings
with broken windows, we can expect the same in Carrboro.
18 holes will wind through Carrboro, so golfers will be able
to wander through town playing their holes and shopping at
the same time. The Carrboro Business Association will be handling
the rental operation of the fleet of stretch golf carts with
extra storage space. All city buses will also be equiped with
a special golf bag mount on the back of the bus that weary
golfers can hang their bags on.
The first hole
will be on the lawn in front of Town Hall with tee and hole
on direct opposites side of the oak tree. Like most holes
on the course it will be a par 2.
locations of the upcoming holes will be on the grass median
on 54 West, just east of Carrboro Plaza(hole 13), Carrboro
Elementary School(holes 4 and 9), McDougal track(hole 7),
Fitches parking lot(hole 8) and Thomas Mills' backyard on
the Oak Street(hole 10). There is continuing discussion as
to the location of the other 9 holes as there is a shortage
of green space to accommodate them. One option presented to
the town was to clearcut Bolin Forrest and put the remaining
9 holes there along with the new McDonalds that will be opening
If you're concerned
about your ability to put the ball in the hole, the course
has a special oversized hole about 8 times the size of a normal
hole. This makes it extremely easy if you are using a regular
golf ball, but for those of you who want more of a challenge,
Weaver Street will be selling a special oversized golf ball
which is approximately the size of a volley ball.(You may
want to ask the information desk when their first shipment
of balls will be in.)
In the opening
ceremony Tiger Woods and Dan Coleman played the 18th hole.
To everyone's surprise Coleman won the hole, sinking his ball
and shooting par, while Woods went one over. Woods, the ultimate
competitior demanded a replay, but Coleman claimed Executive
Priveledge, as a member of the Carrboro Town Council and overrode
In the customary
exchange of golf clubs after the exhibition hole, Mr. Coleman
again came out the winner. He immediately listed Tiger Woods
putter on Ebay, sold it to the winning bidder for $23,153
and then went to the PTA Thrift shop to purchase another one.
Mr. Woods was seen tossing Dan's putter in the trash can just
before he boarded his motorcoach back to Florida.