Fox steals golf ball on putting green

Group of golf ball-stealing foxes on the loose in Massachusetts.

Andy Roberts's picture
Thu, 23 Aug 2018
Fox steals golf ball on green


A fox was caught stealing a golf ball on camera at Springfield Country Club in Massachusetts earlier this week. 


A golfer named Hank Downey chipped a shot on to the green at Springfield Country Club last Saturday. He then watched as a fox ran over to the ball and snatched it in its mouth.

Watch the incident below...



Thankfully there are rules for every possible situation in golf, and there are a couple in this instance.

Rule 19-1 indicates "if a ball in motion is accidentally deflected or stopped by any outside agency, it is a rub of the green, there is no penalty and the ball must be played as it lies," while Rule 18-1 covers the ball at rest situation... "if a ball at rest is moved by an outside agency, there is no penalty and the ball must be replaced."

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