Parachuting, bungee jumping, paragliding and … golf. Well-tended and fragrant grass, concentration before hitting and breathtaking landscapes: you would never include golf among sports more dangerous in the world? Normally not. Yet, in the vicinity of Brisbane, in Australiaa misdirected ball could end up in one’s mouth shark. Indeed, six sharks. A lake, set in the splendid green carpet of Carbrook Golf Clubit hosts in fact six large bull sharkstwo and a half to three meters long, which should be treated with respect.
Predators of this type are not often seen in a pond on a golf course. In the late 1990s, however, heavy torrential rains hit the region, causing brackish waterways to overflow. Unprecedented weather conditions, which trapped the specimens in the golf club. A meeting with a bull shark, as the bull shark is called in Australia, is an unrepeatable experience, especially if documented by the images of the circle. Among the numerous holes, it stands out the number 14located a few meters from the lake and the most suitable for being surprised by someone fin on the surface of the water. The question arises: are players not staying away?
The presence of the huge predators, contrary to what one might believe, was a great incentive to increase the turnout. The club took advantage of the opportunity to link his name to the sharks that made him famous in the world, designing a fin on his logo. “You can’t imagine how close the sharks are”, said the director of the center Scott Wagstaff, interviewed by Fox Sports. “It is a positive fact for the club, so much so that since I have been working here, I have become a shark enthusiast” – she concluded. The club’s initiatives are many: every month a tournament called Shark Lake Challenge and the Junior Shark Academy, dedicated to the little ones. The fame, acquired by the club for the presence of sharks in the pond, has long been reciprocated by feeding them during lean periods, so that they can continue to arouse emotions. A unique place in the world, where to combine the sport and an incredible experience, just a few meters from the kings of the sea.