You’d think there would have to be a better way to pay tribute to dead golfers than tossing over 3000 golf balls into the Joshua Tree National Park from your car over a 2 year period, but you’d likely be thinking that because you aren’t57-year-old Douglas Jones who is facing jail time for doing that very thing.
Besides the balls, Jones also confessed to leaving cans of fruit and vegetables as well as various park literature in the same area. According to him, the cans of food were left to help lost hikers and the papers were there because he wanted to leave his mark. what that mark was supposed to be was never explained, and there’s no damn way I’m figuring it out.
I have to share the last few lines of the story because I can’t stop chuckling at them. Is this reporter trying to make an old man look foolish or am I crazy?
Jones was unavailable for comment Thursday. He lives with his 84-year-old father, Douglas, who didn’t know about the incident until a reporter called him.
“It certainly sounds strange,” his father said. “He hikes out in Joshua Tree every three months or so and he golfs maybe once a week. But I don’t know where he would get that many golf balls.”
He did, however, note that his son works at a local golf course.