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Infamous honor


ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. – A few years back, Sea Island resident Jonathan Byrd was tooling about the resort’s scenic practice tee in a golf cart when he was distracted by a group of kids and drove the cart into one of the area’s ubiquitous marshes.

According to local lore, Byrd marched straight into the pro shop and asked, “How much is a golf cart?”

Officials removed the golf cart from the muck, but even worse for the unassuming Byrd they erected a large sign to commemorate his misadventures that reads “Byrd’s Landing.”