29 Dec '12, 9pm

The Elemental Golf of Punta Arenas: At 53 degrees south, below the equator, Punta Arenas - in the heart of Chile...

The Elemental Golf of Punta Arenas: At 53 degrees south, below the equator, Punta Arenas - in the heart of Chile...

At 53 degrees south, below the equator, Punta Arenas - in the heart of Chilean Patagonia - has the unpleasant distinction of having one of the largest holes in the ozone hovering menacingly over its head. I know there are folks who view these silly atmospheric gaps as voodoo science, but those naysayers might want to visit Punta Arenas where there are several weeks each year when school children aren't allowed out for recess because of the ultraviolet rays shooting down from the deadly sun. As I was getting ready to play golf there and not wanting to look like the Grim Reaper after a few hours with my skin exposed to the elements, I painted on so much sunscreen the locals probably thought I was either Frosty the Snowman or Edgar Winter, depending on their age or how many drugs they took in the Sixties. Founded in 1917, the Magallanes Golf Club had the stark look of a forgo...

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