We asked a question on Facebook this weekend: "What are some of the oddest things you've lost (or found) on the golf course?" And the responses ran the gamut. Some were somewhat expected -- clubs, headcovers, gloves, and the like. Some were valuables -- keys, wallets, cash and rings. And some were downright strange.
Here are our favorite responses:
Tom Schipper: Funny you should ask: We found four ice-cold beers in the battery compartment of our cart yesterday. I'm sure some cart barn guy was surprised to see them gone.
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Michael Gorham: We found a bag with $3,000 in it. Spent two hours trying to figure out who it belonged to and eventually did. We called the guy to let him know we had it and he came back -- no smiles, no thank you, gave our cart staff $10.
Patrick Kanipe: A 3-wood about 20 feet up in the top of a pine tree.
Charles Yates: A pet cockatiel bird. Managed to catch it and kept it for around seven years. He was in a bunker. Called him Ben Crenshaw.
John Morton: Found a container of McCormick's Poultry Seasoning in a cart I was cleaning out at the course I am the Golf Professional at. Even more strange? It was empty.
Patrick Bowman: We frequently find World War II bombs doing maintenance here on Okinawa. We close off the areas and (unexploded ammunition) crews come and blow them up. Cool, but humbling.
Patrick Mcelroy: Half eaten golf shoe on the third hole by the water hazard and a bloody sock ten feet from the green.
Ted Tuso: A guy left a cart, his bag, the works in a pond at our course. Came back the next day to claim it.
Bob Bransdon: A putter in the desert at about the 250yd mark on a par 5.
Gary Smith: Pair of dentures in a cup holder.
Pete Welsh: Found one of those old cell phones that resmbled the Army walkie talkies. The guy drove back in his cart with a panicked look and gave me.a $20.
Branden Hall: Found an iPhone. Called the guy's wife and she was not happy that her husband was on the golf course. He didnt want it back. It was more of a hassle because he lived in Canada.
Larry Joseph: I found a pack of smokes with a lottery ticket in it. I won $50 on that ticket.
Michael Maddalena: Lost my wedding ring. It was giving me a blister, so I put in my pocket. My golf cart died on the 12th hole, so I got a new cart. After the round, I realized I had lost my ring. Searched everywhere and decided to go back to old cart and found it had fallen on top of the batteries. Lucky!
Robert Porter Sr.: Lost my key ring to my truck. Walked 18 holes backwards in my exact path, no one saw them. Left notes in club house, weeks and weeks go by, nobody turned them in. Six months after buying a new key, I'm starting a round and digging through my bag for who knows what and there are my keys!
Hans Sickles: Found a iPad last year. Turned it in to the clubhouse and got it back since no one ever claimed it.
And maybe the best response of all:
Cari Carnahan: Fiance! Or he lost me, then he had the gall to wait outside the ladies' locker room and demand the scorecard so he could post his score!