Jade Springart

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JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA - JANUARY 08: A crab sits next to a golf ball on the 2nd hole during the first round of the Joburg Open at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on January 8, 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

You guys all know I’m a pretty avid golfer. I never said a good golfer, but an avid golfer nonetheless. One of my goals in 2022 is to golf more and lose less balls. The truth is, the more golf I play, the less likely it will be to lose less balls, but that’s besides the point. One of my favorite things about golfing is being out in nature, hanging with my friends and the thrill you feel when you actually par a hole.

Every now and again, you do have to deal with wildlife on the course. Here in Michigan, it’s usually the geese. They either hangout right in what I like to call the death zone (in the middle of the fairway where the probability of hitting them with a ball is pretty high) or they poop all over the greens. In other countries, the wildlife is a bit more… dangerous. Some guys in Australia had to deal with a monstrous crab latching onto a driver and snapping it in half. It happened on Christmas Island, in the middle of the Indian Ocean known for dealing with crabs quite a bit. Check out the video below.

I got to play a round of golf in Alaska back in 2018, and we were told there was a close encounter with a bear on the first hole but we missed it. We were also strapped with bear mace just in case.