Played among livestock, medicinal plants, 'rez golf' builds community among Navajo
Last updated 2/1/2019 at 1:46pm
LOW MOUNTAIN, Ariz.-On a late-September morning deep within the Navajo Nation, Larron Badoni practiced his golf swing.
Sun blanketed the plateaus and mesas surrounding the Lowerville Stingers Golf Club-nine holes scattered over a rocky, hilly, shrubby landscape dotted with blue shade structures, weathered carpets and pins flying red and white flags.
It was just about time for the Lowerville Stingers Golf Club's seventh annual Rez Golf Two-Player Scramble to tee off in Low Mountain, population 700.
"Rez golf" is growing in popularity among the Navajo, but few outsiders know of it. It's a...