Can Golf Be Ghoulish?

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Haunted holes? Creepy cross-bunkers? Terrifying three-putts? At Halloween, even the most prosaic items take on fearful casts. So why not golf?

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At Halloween, even the most prosaic items take on fearful casts. So why not golf? Skulls, blades, and hacking take on far more ominous meanings. A hanging lie truly can become fatal. A shot hit dead is really dead. And watch out for that hook.

“The A List”— a monthly compendium of expert golf information and opinion—gets into the spooky spirit, with the writers from The A Position crossing their fingers and knocking on wood to conjure up “the scariest things in golf.”

Joining them is Steven Van Zandt, whose guitar playing with Bruce Springsteen is a treat but he can also play a mean trick, as he did portraying Silvio Dante, Tony Soprano’s horrifying right-hand man on TV’s murderous mega-hit, “The Sopranos.”

As the A Position reports, what can be scarier than an attack of the shanks? Aiming out over the ocean hoping the wind will bring the ball back to the green? Learning at the last minute that “you’re going to play with the pro”? Those and 10 other spine-tingling gut-wrenching, and hair-raising experiences will cause golfers to turn white with fear.

Until the next time they tee it up again. Now that’s scary!

The A is a network of websites featuring the world’s best golf and travel writers. The term “The A Position” refers to the best place a golfer can land his tee shot. On the web, it refers to the site readers will want to land on for great golf and travel journalism.

The term “the A position” refers to the best place a golfer can land his tee shot on a golf hole; as the brand name of the company’s websites, it suggests the place readers will want to land for great golf and travel journalism.

Eight writers—who among them have written more than 20 books and thousands of articles for leading newspapers and magazines, and visited thousands of the world’s best golf courses—have pooled their talents and experiences to create’s vast portfolio of varied and ever-evolving content.

Each writer publishes his own website, which includes golf content as well as writing about specialty subjects—ranging from adventure travel to real estate. Each writer also hosts a forum where readers can respond to stories and generate a conversation.

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Karen Moraghan
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