Birdies on the golf course are usually a good thing. But not if this bird is a very nasty goose.
At a high school golf tournament last weekend in Adrian, Michigan, a Blissfield High School foursome was cadged down a fairway where a goose sat on an egg in a nest on the side. A sign warned her of the goose and the golfers respected his place.
But then suddenly an extra goose came up behind the golfers.
And it was not happy.
The foursome was attacked by the goose, with a certain golfer, in his purple sweater, who was directly attacked.
Devon Gilson-Pitts, whose husband is an assistant coach to the Blissford team, says she drove her husband in a golf cart to get between the golfer and the goose. She said that it took four cars to keep the goose out and help retrieve the golf clubs that fell out during the attack.
"At no point in my life did I think golf would be fun or exciting until yesterday," wrote Gilson-Pitts on Facebook. "We have a great group of kids at the golf tee and had some excitement on the field yesterday."
Neither man nor goose were injured.
Blissfield finished the Saturday tournament as ninth of the 13 teams.
Isaac Couling, who competed against Blissfield for Concord High School, was identified as the victim in the attack by The Detroit News. He says he robbed the hole.
At least it was not an eagle.