Moose chases golfers on Park City course, twice

May 30, 2018, 6:36 PM | Updated: 9:19 pm

PARK CITY, Utah – What should have been a peaceful Memorial Day at the Park City Golf Club for a Utah couple was interrupted by a moose… twice. A nearby resident captured video of them jumping on the cart and driving away, with the moose close behind.

Over the past couple of weeks, the adolescent moose has been hanging around the golf club grounds. Mark Redican heard about it shortly after he started golfing there with his wife on Monday.

“I don’t know if he just wanted to play or what, but we weren’t going to hang out and find out.”

“The drink cart lady is coming across and says you know, ‘Hey, just want to let you know there’s a moose that beds down in this area,'” Redican recalled.

Golfer Mark Redican and his wife had to jump in a cart and drive away after a moose started chasing them.

He didn’t think much of it at first. Redican said a few holes into the course, he heard his wife yelling as he prepared to swing.

“I turn around and this moose is just lumbering at us,” Redican said. “We just jump in the cart and take off. This thing is catching us and it’s huge. It’s bigger than the golf cart!”

Redican said the moose soon turned away and walked over to a nearby pond. Somewhat shaken, he and his wife started to play again.

“I’m in the fairway, getting ready to hit second shot, and all of a sudden turn around and the moose is just coming at us again,” Redican explained. “[We] jump back in the cart and it chases us down another fairway and then just kind of peels off again.”

A starter and manager at the course, Danny Nomura, said he was just ahead of Redican.

Park City Golf Club manager Danny Nomura was golfing just ahead of the Redicans when they jumped in their cart and took off to avoid a moose on the course.

“I thought he was pushing us,” Nomura said. “I asked him what was wrong, and he says that a moose is chasing him.”

Redican said he wasn’t sure that he was ever in danger.

“I don’t think he was probably super aggressive,” Redican said. “I think he was like a yearling. I don’t know if he just wanted to play or what, but we weren’t going to hang out and find out, because that thing was gigantic.”

At the very least, he walked away with a unique golf story to tell. He wasn’t aware of the video, shot by a woman on a back porch until the next day. The video circulated quickly after it was posted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources on their Facebook page.

“My wife saw the video on Facebook, and we’re like, ‘oh my gosh, that’s us!'” Redican said.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

(Garland Fire Department)...
Madison Swenson

One taken to hospital after car rolls 100 feet off I-15

A driver was able to get out by themselves after their vehicle rolled 100 feet down into an embankment in Box Elder County.
13 hours ago
(KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis

Large police presence blocking roads in Orem neighborhood

Several police vehicles were seen blocking roads near 400 South and 700 East in an apparent SWAT situation.
13 hours ago
(Mark Wetzel/KSL TV)...

Researchers using dirty diapers to develop new autism test

A group of researchers at Brigham Young University is looking for ways to detect autism in children earlier. And they’re using dirty diapers to do it. 
13 hours ago
Tamara Vaifanua

Utah woman helping create diversity, inclusion in tech industry

As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, a Utah woman is creating a space for more diversity in the tech industry.
13 hours ago
Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage

Get Gephardt: What can you if you pay someone to do work but they disappear with your money?

Imagine paying a deposit only to have them take your money and ghost you.
2 days ago
Debbie Worthen

Father outraged over ‘lack of security’ at high school

A father in Granite School District is outraged over what he calls a “lack of security” at Olympus High School.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Happy diverse college or university students are having fun on their graduation day...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

How to choose what MBA program is right for you: Ask these questions before you apply!

Wondering what MBA program is right for you? Take this quiz before you apply to see if it will help you meet your goals.
Cloud storage technology with 3d rendering drawer with files in cloud...
PC Laptops

How backing up your computer can help you relieve stress

Don't wait for something bad to happen before backing up your computer. Learn how to protect your data before disaster strikes.
young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
Types of Computer Malware and Examples...
PC Laptops

5 Nasty Types of Computer Malware and Examples | Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Computer and Family Safe

Here are the different types of computer malware and examples that could potentially infect your computer.
tips how to quit smoking...

7 Tips How to Quit Smoking | Quitting Smoking Might be One of the Hardest Things You Ever Do but Here’s Where You Can Start

Quitting smoking cigarettes can be incredibly difficult. Here are 7 tips how to quit smoking to help you on your quitting journey.
Moose chases golfers on Park City course, twice