Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Good use for an old 2-iron

I gave up trying to hit my 2-iron years ago. And last year, my 3 and 4 irons were also relegated to the mud room closet when I bought my awesome Cobra 3 and 4 hybrids.

But tonight, I finally found a use for those old long irons - self defense. You see, we live in the country; not the deep woods, but in a pretty woodsy part of town. The other day around 6:15 am, as is my custom, I walked out to the curb-some 150 feet-in my bathrobe to fetch the paper. This time of year, it's always a pleasant little stroll, and pretty private as we live on a cul-de-sac. I got back to the house, tossed the paper on the couch for my wife to read later, and glanced back out the front windows. To my amazement, there in the driveway was a coyote, sniffing the ground where I had just walked.

That gave me a bit of pause, needless to say. One coyote is not much of a threat, but I've heard packs of them howling near here, and saw a litter of 8 pups right off the #5 fairway at the club. I wouldn't feature getting surrounded by a pack of them, looking for breakfast.

So, tonight when I remembered I'd left the trash containers out at the curb today, I took my old 2-iron with me when I went out in the dark to fetch them in. Just in case....