Bald Head Island Club's 7th hole to die for

        What started as a modest tweaking of Bald Head Island’s links golf course has turned into something of an archeological dig as workmen have discovered skeletal remains adjacent to the 7th green.  The 7th on the North Carolina course is not notoriously difficult, so archeologists have ruled out that the bones are those of 20th Century golfers; 19th Century pirates are a more likely explanation as that part of the Carolinas coast was a favorite hangout for the famous Blackbeard and his band of plunderers.

        Club officials have informed their members, one of whom alerted us to the news. (Many thanks, Skip!)  They are confident that work on the course will continue on pace and that play will resume in May.  For those planning to play the fine Bald Head links course this summer, our best advice is to use those little suction cup thingies to retrieve your ball from the cup on the 7th green.  A hook works for pirates, not golfers.

        You can read the story about the Bald Head dig at the Wilmington Star News online.