Quote of the day—Bill O’Connor

A golf course is the willful and deliberate misuse of a perfectly good rifle range.

Bill O’Connor
From Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries
Vol. 3, No. 6
25 April 1995
[This came to mind because of a comment I saw at Roberta’s place.

That is the way I see it too. I’m a probably reminded of this far more frequently than most because there is golf course close enough to my hidden underground bunker that I could land spit wads into it if I went topside.—Joe]


9 thoughts on “Quote of the day—Bill O’Connor

  1. Maybe, but a golf bag is a heck of a place to stash a rifle inconspicuously!

  2. Yeah, but until shooters are willing to pungle up money in 3 figures for a single visit to a rifle range, not many golf courses will become rifle ranges….

  3. Al Czervik: “I’ll tell ya: golf courses and cemeteries are the biggest waste of prime real estate in the world.”

  4. @Rivrdog,

    I suspect a golf course cost a lot more to construct and maintain than a rifle range. Still, you have a valid point because the larger profit margin probably still goes to the golf course.

  5. I always thought golf could be improved if instead of “Fore!”, the golfer yelled “Pull!”.

  6. I’d really rather grab a box of 100 shells from wally world and a box of clays than chase around a little white ball. And I grew up working on golf courses.

    A Mossberg 500, 500 shells, a bunch of clays, and a decent thrower still come in for less $ than golf clubs and greens fees.

  7. Oh, Sir! Please don’t get me started on this one!

    Yah, you have already done so. I have the misfortune to exist in a county in Southern Florida which has something like 200 golf curses in it and maybe half of a shooting range. Used to be, in Scotland, the golf curses were reserved from time to time for the toxophiles to play rounders with their bows and arrows. What a shame we can’t do that today with rifles!

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