Monday, June 22, 2009

Promise Of Birdies, Balls, Leading Cats Toward Golf

Seattle, WA

The promise of chasing balls all day while hoping to snag a birdie has enticed more and more cats to get into the already popular game of golf.

Many cats spent Father’s Day weekend anxiously watching the U.S. Open on NBC with wide eyes, following the little white elusive ball with anticipation and hoping to see some birdies.

“I heard if you were very, very good, you could get a birdie at every hole,” said Dixon, a 7-year-old, neutered, Domestic Short Hair who is new to the game. “I have always been told I am very good, so I am going to try.”

Maggie admits she also likes to chase balls

For cats unfamiliar with the sport, golf is a game in which cats use many types of clubs and attempt to hit small, white balls into holes on a course with the lowest number of strokes possible. It is a game that has wrecked havoc on Humans for years.

“Usually if I want a birdie I go in the backyard and sit and wait. This is great because you get to exercise instead of just sitting around,” said Maggie, a 7-year-old, spayed, Domestic Short Hair from Bellingham.

“Plus, there are sand boxes everywhere in case you gotta go, it's like they designed these golf courses with cats in mind.” Maggie stated enthusiastically.

"I had my doubts at first,” said Blackjack, a 6-year-old, Feral Maine Coon. “But wouldn't you know it, at the 3rd hole I snagged a nice, fat little robin.”

Elmer already has started a fine collection of clubs

Cats also remarked about the abundance of fresh water located at various ‘hazards’ along the way.

“I do agree they (the water holes) should be called hazards, because the water is so fresh and tasty,“ said Elmer, a 14-year-old Domestic Short Hair who has already amassed a fine collection of clubs for playing. “One might be tempted to over drink and end up in the woods napping.”

“The thing about golfing is you can always use the club to get a birdie, if it's close enough...I was in the rough on the par 4, 15th and walloped a huge blue jay, it was tasty,” exclaimed a giddy and bright-eyed ginger-colored kitten named Muncie before speeding off in his cart to the next hole.

Muncie said he ‘walloped a huge blue jay’

For the most part, the cats seem to be sticking to match play or stroke play. Stroke play involves being petted by your partner after missing a shot. Most cats say the avoid playing the skins game for fear of being scalped and sold as prostitutes to the Russian mafia.

One thing is certain, cats are excited and ready to embrace a fantastic and healthy new habit. The game of golf is indeed becoming the Sport of Cats.

Copyright Sharyn Thoma
Photos: Random Pictures of Mayhem


The Creek Cats said...

We should really buy a membership down at the local country club! Wonder if they give discounts for multi-cat households? We'd sure like to get a birdie or two!

Love the pic of Munchie on the golf cart!

Kevin J. said...

Birdies- sand traps- water hazards- balls, I can never look at golf the same way, too silly. I want to live in Kitty City. It's gotta be a fun place (and unexpectedly crazy) to live.

ML said...

Funny... and it all works out for the cats, from the birdies to the sand. Hee hee hee.
Love it.

Anonymous said...

And if you sustain a injury u can eat pie

love the fear of russian mafia thing, avoid skins game!

Cory said...

It's been a cat's game for awhile...I was intrigued the second I found out the best player is named "Tiger".

ThePoliticalCat said...

There's gotta be a LOL I can send you from ICHC!

EUTERPE said...

Just be careful of the eagles! There is also nice grass to lie on while the sun is shinning, sometimes there is a bit of bush for mice hunting.

Yesterday there was the health news, today we get the sports, all the news that matters is in the Kitty City Gazette.

Noll's Nip said...

I heard golfing cats can also get eagles but they are harder to catch than birdies and you have to be careful of those sharp talons.