Dogs have become a more accepted guest on the golf course, but what a pair of Ft. Worth brothers are doing redefines what it means to have a dog on the links.
Eugene and Corky Bostick have lived alongside Sycamore Golf Course for some 70 years, running a farm. For years, when stray animals would come onto their land, they’d shoot them. However, as the brothers have aged, they’ve softened, particularly with dogs. The Bosticks have taken in the dogs and made them family, according to a 2014 KXAS-TV story, including taking them on twice-weekly rides that run through the neighboring golf course.
However, the Bosticks eventually took in so many dogs that they couldn’t all fit on a hitch wagon attached to the back of a riding tractor. So, the Bosticks built a dog train, a series of numbered carts cut from large plastic barrels. Every dog has a cart for the 90-minute drive, which takes breaks for golfers to hit their shots or take pictures of the odd sight.
The dogs don’t seem to notice the scenery.
“[The dogs] bark a lot,” said Eugene Bostick. “Then they get tired and just stop and look around.”