In numismatics, pieces of eight are old, Spanish pesos. Golfers will not discover these coins at George W. Dunne National Golf Course unless they win a bet from fellow-competitors who collect these coins or they are themselves coin collectors who use pieces of eight as ball markers. Nonetheless, pieces of eight are at George W. Dunne National Golf Course. (George Dunne National Golf Course is at 16310 S. Central Avenue in Oak Forest, Ill.)
The eighth hole is par 4, and this hole has a #11, course hole handicap. This hole’s, average distance to the putting green from the rear, gold teeing ground is 392 yards. Three hundred forty-nine yards is the average distance from the blue teeing ground. Three hundred sixteen yards is the average distance from the white teeing ground. The average distance from the front, red teeing ground is 286 yards. If any of the teeing ground markers are chipped (These markers are wooden.), and the pieces are lying around, those are pieces of eight (the eighth hole).
This fairway, which is slightly wide, has a right dogleg that begins at approximately 175-150 yards from the putting green. (The first section points north. The second section points east-northeast.) Since most golfers do not replace their divots after hitting, golfers will see loose turf lying around—pieces of eight.
A large lateral water hazard is on the right side. In its front, this hazard is farther from the fairway’s, right border, and this section has a narrow section. (This hazard begins at approximately 175 yards from the rear teeing ground.) In this hazard’s rear, it is much wider and much closer to the fairway’s border. If golfers land their golf balls in the water hazard’s, shallow area, and hit out of the hazard without taking a penalty stroke (The Rules of Golf allow this, and I have done it, but not necessarily on this hole.), they will splash water into the air, and plop pond mud onto the hazard’s bank—pieces of eight.
An extensive tree line is on the left side. This line follows the fairway, curving right as the fairway angles right. There are always twigs at these trees’ bases, and golf balls that land in this area will sometimes be touching the twigs. Golfers will need to hit their next shot while their balls are resting against these twigs (loose impediments) if they wish to avoid penalties for moving their balls during the process of removing the twigs. When these golfers hit, the twigs will fly into the air—pieces of eight.
As golfer approach the oblong putting green, they will notice two, medium size sand bunkers; one is in the rear and the other is along the left side. Golfers who hit out of these bunkers will likely throw sand grains onto the putting green—more pieces of eight.