Freedom to hit

Golfers at Victoria Golf Club can write their own little piece of history

Bryn Evans rings the replica Liberty Bell – complete with crack – at Victoria Golf Club after putting out on the sixth hole. The chime tells approaching golfers who cannot see the flag that it is safe for them to hit toward the green.

Nearby residents and players alike are familiar with the sound emanating frequently from the area of the seventh tee at Victoria Golf Club, just off Beach Drive.

After finishing play on the sixth hole, golfers signal to those playing behind them that they are free to hit their approach shot to the green.

What do they use to sound the alert? Why, a scaled-down replica of the Liberty Bell, of course.

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