Aurora, Colorado - It is not all bad news for PGA golfer, Tripp Isenhour. After having been accused of animal cruelty by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission for killing a red-shouldered hawk, a bird listed on the endangered species list, last December, Fish and Game Magazine named him Hunter of the Year.
The tragic incident occurred while Tripp Isenhour was taping a TV show called, ironically, "How to Shoot Like a Pro," at the Grand Cypress Golf Course in Orlando, Florida, but no one is laughing now, of course.
"We just had to give him the award," said Frank Pummel, editor the Fish and Game Magazine. "Tripp Isenhour has distinguished himself not only as an excellent golfer, but an excellent marksman with a nine iron and a Titian."
Pummel explained that although the Titian golf ball was not designed as a lethal weapon, the golf ball is nevertheless repeatedly proven itself on the green as an instrument of destruction not to be contended with, and therefore is technically considered a missile.
"We had to classify Tripp Isenhour under the archer category for legal reasons," said Pummel. "But if this catches on with other PGA players, we may just have to open a whole new category just for golfers."