Lately, I have been finding myself glued to the Military Channel more than usual. From the secret Special Ops classified missions that are now well…declassified, to the battle at Gettysburg. There’s some interesting stuff I learned that was never taught in any of my history lessons. In fact, if they would have gone over some of these things I’m sure the interest level would have gone from snoozing with my eyes open to listening with my ears open. I’ll tell you, the eyes open thing took practice.
One of the shows was about the D-Day invasion during World War II. For the most part, the U.S. did a great job tricking the Germans into thinking the invasion was at Calais and not so much the Normandy coast. We all know the story and how it ended but what caught my attention was when one of the scenes had a birds eye view of Normandy from a plane. As it passed over the land I could have sworn I saw a golf course. I thought to myself ”A golf course? In France? During World War II?” Thanks to modern technology, I was able to rewind and replay live TV a few times but still couldn’t really make it out. It looked like a golf course but from that altitude and it was black and white I couldn’t really say.
This further brings the use of more modern technology – google! I tried researching golf courses in France during WWII but to no avail. However I did come across sites with modern day courses. The more I think about it the more I think it would pretty cool to visit Normandy and see where it all went down and while I’m out there why not squeeze in a round or two. Companies like Brittany Ferries have some great holiday packages if you’re thinking about it.
I never thought visiting France would make me feel patriotic. Even moreso, I can play golf where the Allied forces commenced pushing back the evil Axis and began its assault to rid Europe of Nazi rule. I’m getting goosebumps thinking about it, I could only imagine the emotion when I’m actually there! So,if there are any willing to donate to the “Golfstinks Invades Normandy” fund please let me know.
Hit’em long…yell FORE!!!