It’s not often that we find ourselves worrying about the behavior of golfers.
In fact, golf is one of those rare activities in which etiquette and tradition are as much a part of the game as skill itself, as evidenced by the usually stuffy atmosphere of high-end country clubs and resorts.
But one comedian who thought it’d be a unique experience take golf out into the wild is now facing a serious investigation.
A comedian named Jake Adams recently finished an epic road trip in which he whacked a golf ball in every state over the course of 30 days. The problem? In Wyoming, he hit a few shots in none other than Yellowstone National Park, and park officials are none too pleased. In fact, he is under federal investigation and faces the possibility of six months in prison and $5,000 in fines, reports the Wall Street Journal. Adams chronicled his golf journey on Instagram, and his stop at Yellowstone caught the attention of local station KHQ 6, which reached out to the National Park Service. The service said Adams “showed a lack of judgment and common sense,” violated regulations designed to preserve the park, and was under investigation, per the Idaho Statesman.
Adams had already hit shots in 4 other National Parks during this trip, and thought that he would be in the clear due to his use of a golf mat to prevent divots, as well as utilizing biodegradable balls.
The comedian had originally planned to take a similar trip to Europe to hit golf balls in every different nation on the continent, but those plans may be on hold until after this Yellowstone stunt its adjudicated.