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Birds Beware of Golfers


It has been a long, hard, cold winter, but we are finally throwing off these last chilly dregs of the season and, regardless of the high winds and flooding, spring has come. Leaves are budding, flowers blooming, birds are singing, and the golfers are out.

Such was the case on this date in 1928, when it was reported that local golfer Noel Solien of Jamestown hit a surprising stroke on the fairway.

Solien was making a drive on a 150-yard hole. He lined up his shot, swung, and watched the ball arc up and over, across the skies-and take out a little brown sparrow in flight!

He may not have gotten a hole-in-one, but he could definitely claim a birdie!

By Sarah Walker


Leeds News, May 24, 1928