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By DAVE GLENN
At one point in time, before the
the day the drinking age was changed
to 21 and a sad, sad day that was
there was more alcohol consumed
in Chapel Hill (per capita) than in
any other town, city, village or mu
nicipality in the nation. Or so the
And, hey, there's a pretty good
school here, too.
Really, though, there is no truth to
the rumor that Milwaukee and St.
Louis are fighting over the rights to
Chapel Hill as a sister city. Or that
Anheuser-Busch has a beer pipeline
plan in the works already. Or that the
first mayor of Chapel Hill won on
the unforgettable "A chicken in ev
ery pot, a keg in every backyard"
But there is no ignoring the fact
that, in this lovely, placid village on
the hill, there are enough bars to make
one wonder how they find room for
It would be an injustice to just run
off the names and addresses of these
reputable establishments, so grab a
set of clubs and jump aboard for a
nice, friendly, interesting and, well,
unique round of Golf Chapel Hill
style. Bar Golf is an interesting phenome
non. It has no official Hall of Fame,
though there are many eager and well
qualified candidates. There are basic
rules, but you can choose to forget
them at any time. Of course, you may
just forget them without trying, but
that's a different matter altogether.
All it takes is a few bucks, a few
friends with a few more bucks, and,
of course, a sincere love for the game.
Ready for your first round? Start
with a few basic rules. Yes, they are
unnecessary, but you're in college
now, and you're supposed to be re
sponsible, structured and goal-oriented.
No caddies, though you may
decide to pick one up along the way.
No clubs, though you may need one
to fend off the furry creatures that
will be flying around your head some
where on the 18th fairway. And no
balls, because, well, somebody could
really get hurt.
Hole 1, Par 5, 565 yards, Spring
Garden This hole will require
your best drive of the evening. You
see, it's located at 1 1 1 E. Main St. in
Carrboro, so you may want to use
your best 1977 VW bus driver to hit
the middle of the fairway. More im
portantly, this bar has the best selec
tion of beers in the area. You name
it, they have it. It's a par five (five
gulps to a beer), and the first hole by
design, because you deserve five tastes
of your favorite import. Pretty soon,
you won't be able to taste the differ-
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uh, a Milwaukeers Best Light. Whew.
Hole 2, Par 4, 419 yards, Ham's
Beware of sand traps, otherwise
known as the Chapel Hill Police, on
your way through a 20 mph stretch
of West Franklin Street. Stop at 310,
grab a brew and count the number of
cars in the train running around the
ceiling. No, you're not drunk yet, it
really is hanging from the ceiling. If
you can't count the cars, put away
your putter and immediately retire
for the evening.
Hole 3, Par 4, 427 yards, Colonel
Chutney 's Another long, hole to
give you a chance to grab something
to eat from the Colonel's kitchen.
Your stomach will need it. This is
the place to be on a non-golf Sunday
night. In fact, it's the only place to be
on a Sunday night. Write that down
on your scorecard immediately, then
enjoy your food, a beer, and the fresh
air on the Colonel's porch at 300 W.
Rosemary St. as you move toward
the heart of the course.
Hole 4, Par 4, 455 yards, Molly
Maguire's Tis an Irish pub, me
lads. Grab a cold, dark, heavy Guiness
(it's a beer) and try to set a few world
records of your own. Read some of
the wall hangings, they're hilarious,
even if you're not Irish. And this is
very important before you enter
Molly's, retire your 1977 VW bus
driver for good. It's not cool to drink
and drive. The course has been care
fully sculpted so you can walk through
a series of short par threes for the
remainder of the evening.
Hole 5, Par 3, 250 yards, Papa
gayo By this time, addresses don't
mean a thing they're all neigh
bors. You might need a pitching
wedge to get from Molly's all the
way- upstairs, though. Upon arrival,
put on your sombreros and grab a
table, sit down for a beer and rest
your legs. Through the rest of the
course, finding a place to sit is going
to be tougher than finding a way home.
Hole 6, Par 3, 327 yards, Troll's
There's a lot of rough and a little
fairway at this Chapel Hill landmark,
so you might want to save that three
iron for other purposes, now and later,
on the front nine. This place is actu
ally underground, with great prices,
adding new light to the term "bargain-basement."
However, it does
have a strange, demented sort of sen
timental value attached to it. You just
have to see it to believe it.
Hole 7, Par 3, 297 yards, Bub
O'Malley's Just a nine iron away
from the sixth green, Bub's is a place
to enjoy an old-fashioned good time
accompanied by some hard-driving
rock 'n roll with a dash of country.
Enjoy the large-screen televisions,
pinball machines and foosball games
at a spacious second-floor tavern with
a lot of room to sit at the bar. Be
ware, however, for the potential for
hooks and slices is truly frightening.
Hole 8, Par 4, 414 yards, Hen
derson Street Beware of win
dows with your approach shot. Also,
you are now dangerously close to
campus, so immediately extinguish
any thoughts of academia with a quick,
three-sip longneck for a birdie. While
putting, don't let "H Street's" tasty
popcorn distract you, or you're headed
Hole 9 This is the world-fa-
See BAR GOLF, page 19