Holes In One

A golfer in Florida, one Mr. Matt Johnson, helped save the life of  another man, Mr. Dwight Monreal, from the jaws of an aggressive alligator. Johnson did so by wielding a mean four iron and a rake to drive the gator away from Mr. Monreal.

A golfer used a four iron and a rake to save the life of a diver attacked by a giant 11ft alligator as he searched for lost balls in a lake.

Matt Johnson was enjoying a round of golf at his local course in Tampa, Florida, when he heard Dwight Monreal's screams for help.

He rushed to the lake to see 62-year-old Mr Monreal, dressed in full scuba-diving gear, wrestling with the fearsome reptile.

Using his club and a rake, Mr Johnson repeatedly hit the alligator over its head until it released Mr Monreal's left arm from its razor-sharp jaws.

He and playing partner, Tara McNaughton, then dragged Mr Monreal out of the water and rushed him on a golf buggy to the clubhouse at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club.

Using his club and a rake, Mr Johnson repeatedly hit the alligator over its head until it released Mr Monreal's left arm from its razor-sharp jaws.

He and playing partner, Tara McNaughton, then dragged Mr Monreal out of the water and rushed him on a golf buggy to the clubhouse at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club.

In no way faulting Mr. Johnson, we would have used a nine iron in this situation. (But then we use the nine for everything from driving to putting. We are not very good at golf.) Nonetheless, Mr. Monreal is vowing that he will be back salvaging golf balls as soon as the multiple holes in his one body heal. We have to admire his pluck.

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2 Responses to Holes In One

  1. Steve Burri says:

    Nine iron or nine millimeter?

  2. Mockinbird says:

    Darwin award for the man who voluntarily went right into Gator Pond.

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