The Elfego Baca Golf Shoot

Rattlesnakes, scorpions, blood-seeking cacti, biting black gnats, rock slides, and no relief from a harsh desert sun isn't the typical description for a golf shoot, but the annual Elfego Baca Shoot is far from typical.

As it has been since the mid-1970s, competitors are loaded into four-wheel drive vehicles to ascend Socorro Peak, 7,243 feet above sea level. Here they will battle in a one-hole shoot. The hole, a fifty foot patch of dirt, is located on the New Mexico Tech campus, about 4 hours long, 2550 feet down, and almost three miles away.
 The shoot is based on a rugged course, Socorro's M Mountain, and has aptly been named as "one of the world's most unusual golf events" in the Book of Lists.
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