Sharks Create Golf's Most Dangerous Water Hazard

Sharks Create Golf's Most Dangerous Water Hazard

What's next? Stocking the sand traps with rattlesnakes?

When it comes to golf resorts, the most dangerous thing about them tends to be whether or not your bank account can actually handle dinner at the clubhouse. That said, the Carbrook Golf Club down in Australia sounds like something out of a James Bond movie: it currently has some man-eating livestock hanging out next to the green.

It turns out that a group of bullsharks are living in a water hazard on the 14th tee. The sharks wound up visiting the course a couple of years ago, after a river broke its banks and flooded the course. some of the sharks managed to get stuck in the hazard when the floodwaters receded; the sharks have managed to thrive in the environment and even breed.

Speaking to Sky News, the club's general manager Scott Wagstaff explained, "There's no drama, it's become a positive thing for the golf course. They are amazing. I've become a shark lover since working here ... I'm sure they are aggressive when you are in the water but when you are out here feeding them they are beautiful to watch."

Unfortunately, the sharks don't terrorize course visitors. In fact, golfers reportedly like to pause their game and watch for fins breaking the surface. There's even a monthly tournament themed around the toothy residents called "Shark Lake Challenge." Nobody's admitting to this, but I like to believe that tournament's winner gets to toss an unlucky tourist into the lake while holding a bucket of chum.

Source: Yahoo News

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I'd golf there, and I can't even golf.

I propose a law that requires every 18 hole golf course to include exotic aquatic fauna in at least one prominent water hazard.

"No Mr Bond, I expect you to play through."

Thats awesome, talk about good advertising.

How Australian.

Yet another reason for me to hurry up and go to Australia.

Blunderboy:
"No Mr Bond, I expect you to play through."

Wow, this right here wins the thread

+1 internet for you good sir!

Seems like an awesome attraction and a bad idea at the same time. The Bull is usually at the top 5 most dangerous to humans.

At last, someone is listening to me!

Blunderboy:
"No Mr Bond, I expect you to play through."

And Goldfinger actually had a golf scene!

I used to play there! There were no sharks back then though, thank christ, I'm a clumsy cunt.

This has to be one of the most lucky breaks the manager will ever get. True it makes luke matinance a bitch but frankly id go play gold their just to see them.

Well that's some incentive not to fuck up your shots.

Well, sharks are overrated anyway. I'd be more afraid of golf carts.

I would golf there just to see the sharks. It sounds like they really lucked out and now they have a great attraction.

DarkishFriend:
Seems like an awesome attraction and a bad idea at the same time. The Bull is usually at the top 5 most dangerous to humans.

Well unless you are dumb enough to go into the water its not really an issue but that is the same with lakes/ponds at most golf courses. Danger wise its actually nothing compared to a lot of Florida gold courses which instead of having sharks in the lakes have alligator and crocodiles laying on the green.

I take it they must had some fishs in those water in the first place to had increase their numbers?
I wonder how long til we get a headline of an idiot golfer loosing his/ her hand for trying to get his/ her golfball out of those waters?

Now all we need is a large, angry dragon spirit on the 18th hole.

Nobody's admitting to this, but I like to believe that tournament's winner gets to toss an unlucky tourist into the lake while holding a bucket of chum.

You are not the only one who believes and hopes that this is the case. :D

You know, I've been studying abroad in Australia for the past four months and after getting to know the land and the culture...this doesn't surprise me at all. In fact, I'm amazed that they didn't already try and put some sort of dangerous animal hazard on a gold course already. Maybe they'll put Cassowarys on the fairway next?

Okay, I might actually take golf back up again. This is awesome!

At least those sharks will never leave the water. Several golf courses in Florida have alligators in their ponds/streams. You never want to have your back to the water when you are getting ready to take a swing at those places.

 

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