For many years, I did not care much for the game of golf. I never played it when I was growing up, and my dad was not a golfer, so it never had much interest for me. It was not until I started working in the business world that I began to take an interest in the game.
As I spent more time on golf courses and at driving ranges, I often noticed the tall barriers that surrounded these facilities. They were made from durable golf netting, but at first I was not sure why they were necessary.
It did not take me long to realize the purpose of these barriers, however. One day, I hit a drive that sliced way out of its way. The ball was going to fly off the edge of the range until it hit the netting. It then fell harmlessly to the ground, rather than onto the nearby street.
Now that I have seen them in action, I see why it is a good idea to have these tall fences around a golf course. Without them in place, who knows where the golf balls might end up?