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Blanchette: Golf Put Out To Pasture

Tom and Wende Barker of Spokane Valley showed off have their golf cart at their home in Spokane Valley on Saturday. They will be using the cart for Cow Pasture Open, a Montana golf tourney. (SR photo: Kathy Plonka)

Here is the thing about golf: It takes itself very seriously. Dress codes. Arcane rules. Violations of arcane rules spotted by anal-retentive snitches watching on TV and phoned in to tournament officials. Here is the other thing about golf: the Cow Pasture Open. Stuffy as the game can be, it can be every bit as silly. And this is golf being laughed at, and laughing at itself. This is the smallest of small towns in search of a good time and the company of some good folks, and finding it while stepping lightly among the Angus landmines. “A couple of years we caught hell from people because there weren’t enough cowpies,” said Daryll Jacobson/John Blanchette, SR. More here.

Question: Are you a decent golfer?

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