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Me, Play Golf?

I have been invited to participate in Scheels First Annual Camo Classic golf tournament at Miracle Hills Golf and Tennis here in Omaha, NE. WOW! The organizers of this event have no idea what they’re in for with me playing golf! I haven’t played golf since high school. It’s gonna be downright dangerous on that course with me out there swingin’ away! I’ll just plan on inspecting and evaluating the course’s wildlife habitat and lookin’ around for critters until I find my golf ball.

Being a hard-core hunter, angler and woodsman, I must confess, I now view golf as a “great way to ruin a good walk.” My compatriot Daryl Bauer in the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Fisheries Division sums up golf this way: “Why would I want to play a sport that views water as a hazard!” Right on, brother, right on! And, by the way, golf nuts are telling me that I can’t hit out of the water hazard. Horse-hockey!

However, being the good sport that I am, I’ll be dustin’ off the old clubs and be out on the links for this upcoming event! You’re invited to play, too, actually! Come for the fun and comic relief, if anything. Here’s the flyer on the First Annual Scheels Camo Classic coming up in August.

I’ve figured out that I look more like Bill Murray in the crazy hit movie Caddyshack than any other individual connected to the sport of golf. What do you think?

Oh geez, lookout: “Foouurrr!” I’m a back in the water again!

About greg wagner

A native of Gretna, NE, a graduate of Gretna High School and Bellevue University, Greg Wagner currently serves as the Communications and Marketing Specialist and Manager for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission's Service Center in Omaha. On a weekly basis, Wagner can be heard on a number of radio stations, seen on local television in Omaha, and on social media channels, creatively conveying natural resource conservation messages as well as promoting outdoor activities and destinations in Nebraska. Wagner, whose career at Game and Parks began in 1979, walks, talks, lives, breathes and blogs about Nebraska’s outdoors. He grew up in rural Gretna, building forts in the woods, hunting, fishing, collecting leaves, and generally thriving on constant outdoor activity. One of the primary goals of his blog is to get people, especially young ones, to have fun and spend time outside!

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