Edmonson Voice Staff
On Wednesday, the ECHS Golf team discovered a bit more than they bargained for during their match against Butler County. For golfers who are familiar with the conditions at Park Mammoth, they know that there is always a chance to encounter snakes, as the course is surrounded by deep woods. Head coach Tommy Webb has always let his players know that a ball hit in the woods needs to stay in the woods. At each match, according to assistant coach Granville Meredith, each player, including the visiting team, gets a quick lesson on snakes before each match. "If you hit a ball in the woods or high weeds, simply drop a ball, count one stroke, and proceed," he said. "There ARE snakes in there." Those words were proven as Laura Grace Meredith, who was driving onto the property, ran over the almost four foot rattler on the road just off the tee box at hole 17. Coach Webb placed the dead snake in the back of a golf cart and showed all players what can get up-close and personal if they're not cautious. Although it's extremely rare to experience a rattlesnake in main areas of play, coach Meredith says you should always be careful. "Park Mammoth is a great place to play and is also very safe," he said. "But stay out of the woods and the weeds. Adding another stroke is always better than getting snake bitten,"