The marker you see on this green at the Spring River Golf course in Roswell, NM marks the location of the senior who landed closest to the hole on this par 3. The seniors played a 2 man best ball tournament early on a Wednesday morning and whoever got closest to the hole on the par 3 17th hole apparently won some sort of prize.
The senior closest to the hole would write their name on the “Closest to Hole” marker and then place the marker at the spot where their golf ball landed. This is certainly an honor system and on this day J. Donahue was first and Tom Lunstrum was third. I could not read the name of the second place finisher.
Golf is a great activity for all and especially invigorating for the retired and/or elderly. Staying active after retirement is crucial to one’s physical and mental health and Roswell is full of frisky, spry seniors who are much more athletic and active than many of the overweight and out of shape younger residents of the alien city.
Do you recognize the silhouette of the ghost golfer putting near the sand trap?