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Old 09-07-2015, 05:25 PM
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Default Ever run from a course screaming?

I took my family to Dover Park in Delaware on the way to our vacation spot.
My oldest daughter was stung exactly between basket one and tee two. Then we saw a swarm of bees rising from the ground. My wife yelled for everyone to run to the car!
We escaped further injury and drove on.

Might not be able to get my kids back out to play again.

I wanted to post a message on the course page, but I don't want to give the course a rating after only play one bee plaugued hole!
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:29 PM
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That sounds like a lousy experience, especially for your daughter!! Hopefully your next family DG outing will go a lot better...
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Old 09-07-2015, 05:43 PM
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Mother nature has an odd sense of humor. Hope your daughter is OK.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:27 PM
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I left the course cursing, due to yellow jackets, once.
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Old 09-07-2015, 06:33 PM
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My four year old son got like sixty stings the other day. They got under his clothes. Me running with a one yr old in a cart and a 4 year old in a headlock. Both screaming.

Prolly would have looked pretty funny under other circumstances.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:15 PM
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My kids won't go back to one of our local courses. We pulled the first tick off by basket #2. We pulled three ticks off after we teed on # 3. When the tick check at hole four turned up two more, we were outta there. That was three years ago; they won't go back.
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Old 09-07-2015, 07:22 PM
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More to the OP; when I moved to Chicago I got off work and stopped at Shady Oaks to play my first round at my new "home course." Nobody told me it was a glorified swamp and that at sunset the mosquitoes swarmed. I'm not sure what hole I ran from, but there was screaming involved.

It turns out it is a swamp becasue it is a retention run-off (detention? I get the two mixed up) area for the neighborhood, another fact that was not passed on to me. It started to rain pretty good while I was out there not paying any attention...all of a sudden the place started to flood. That made twice that I ran for my life out of that park.

Somehow I never got sentimentally attached to Shady Oaks.
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Old 09-07-2015, 08:32 PM
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I've never run from a course screaming, but I have run from a hole or two over the years for the same reason you describe. Once a hornet stings you, they give off that chemical (pheramone?) that encourages the others to also attack. Those times, by the time I realized I was being stung, there were 8 or 9 bees on me and I ended up stung 6 or 7 times. Also, they seem to go out of their way to get up your shorts and t-shirt and just start stinging.

Standing there and trying to swat them off is not an option. Running away from the hive screaming like a little girl is your best defense. I've been lucky so far this year. No stings yet.
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Old 09-07-2015, 11:56 PM
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I've never run from a course screaming, but I have run from a hole or two over the years for the same reason you describe. Once a hornet stings you, they give off that chemical (pheramone?) that encourages the others to also attack. Those times, by the time I realized I was being stung, there were 8 or 9 bees on me and I ended up stung 6 or 7 times. Also, they seem to go out of their way to get up your shorts and t-shirt and just start stinging.

Standing there and trying to swat them off is not an option. Running away from the hive screaming like a little girl is your best defense. I've been lucky so far this year. No stings yet.
Never knew that before thanks for the info on the chemical thing. I hate anything with a stinger to start with but this will give me just one more big reason to hate them.
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:19 AM
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I have ran from skeeters before. A few courses in michigan are unbearable once dusk hits. Its nice to be in AZ and rarely get a mosquito bite but sadly the courses are horrible. I would take ticks and skeeters for better courses.
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