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The Wall Street Journal: Hit a golf ball in Yellowstone National Park? Seemed like a good idea at the time


When Jake Adams teed up a golf ball in April and drove it 280 yards into Yellowstone National Park, he didn’t expect to land in the sights of the law.

Now, “they’re building a federal case against me,” he said.

It all started, as so many bad ideas do, out of boredom. Last year, on a freezing spring day in Barnstable, Mass., on Cape Cod, Mr. Adams started to drive golf balls into Wequaquet Lake. Every day for 30 days he hit one into the lake.

On the last day, he plunged into the frigid water himself, fully clothed, a move he filmed and posted online. It was just a dumb challenge he gave himself, said Mr. Adams, 29, a professional comedian and avid golfer. But now he wanted to do something bigger to attract more attention.

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