Every year at Washington State University there is a golf tournament, a special kind of golf tournament known as “Senior Golf”. What they do at Wazzu is remove every aspect of the actual sport, except for moving from one location (holes) to the next. What Senior Golf consists of is drinking in large groups from about 10 in the morning to anywhere between 6 and 7 in the evening. And when I say large groups, I’m talking 4 to 6 hundred people all bunched together in the middle of the street being happy, faded, and all sorts of twisted. This has been a tradition for years now, you may recall the riot that broke out during Senior Golf way back in 1998. Luckily, this WSU holiday hasn’t been subject to any riots or other major acts of violence since then, which makes it a very exciting event to attend. This year’s Senior Golf took place last weekend and I was lucky enough to attend, and I must say that it is well worth the hour and a half drive. It reminded me of a small scale Mardi Gras (I’ve never actually been to Mardi Gras, but neither have you so shut up) without all of the beads and nudity. Though if the weather were a bit nicer I imagine the latter would be in abundance. The streets were blocked off, the police were cooperative, and the telephone poles were fit for climbing. So, if you don’t have anything to do around the end of April next year, look into taking a car full of friends and alcohol (or just a car full of alcohol) down to Wazzu and having a fabulous time with college students from around the state.
Alcohol + College Kids=GOLF?