I am one of the 100 to 120 senior golfer “geezers” who make the trek to the LSU golf course each Tuesday and Thursday to play in the senior golf tournament. We range in age from 60 to 85. For us, it is a good way to “pass a good time” and to enjoy the game we love.

Over the past few months, we have heard that the LSU golf course will be closed permanently to either provide more parking for sporting events or to build a hotel complex.

We realize, of course, that the university’s priority should be the students, but we wonder how many students and faculty make use of the course? What we understand is that quite a few do. As mentioned, we are approximately 100 to 120 senior citizens that play twice a week all year round. The normal fee is $22 for each player, quite a bit of revenue.

As for the geese, there seem to be a large flock that live on the ponds around the course. They apparently feel comfortable around us old guys, as they never seem to leave. We have watched them hatch their young year after year in this safe environment.

Now my question is where do the geese and the geezers go if the course is closed? The geese, of course, will find another pond. The geezers will have a more difficult time. Not many courses will accommodate this many players.

Wait: An idea just struck me! Maybe the geese could talk to their friends, the spotted owls, and bring them to the course, then it would be a habitat for an endangered species. Voilà! Our problem is solved.

Sadly, we senior citizens don’t have friends on the endangered species list, but maybe we are the endangered species.

Don Monies

retired industry sales

Baton Rouge