I got an e-mail from a gentleman asking if I’d help try and find his College ring, no problem I thought and then he gave me the details. Him and his buddies were here on a golf vacation and playing golf at one of the many golf courses in the area. He gave me an excellent description of where he was pretty sure the ring fell out of one of the pockets of his golf bag, the only problem was he had lost it a little over 3 weeks ago.
Ok, lost 3 weeks ago in the rough, there might be a chance it’s still there so off I went. After about 20 minutes searching the rough in the area he gave me, I expanded the search out to cover about half the fairway. Bam, I got a pretty good shallow signal, used my pin pointer to zero in on the signal and there was a small piece of his college ring. I continued searching hoping to find the rest of the ring or maybe another piece or two – no luck!! I’m confident that his ring got caught up in a lawn mower and destroyed. I took a picture of what I found and sent it to him and then called him. He took it well saying at least he can put closure to his ring. Tough call none the less.
There’s no way to know if he had called sooner the outcome would have been different but it makes the point that the sooner a call is made to get help the better the outcome may be. This holds true whether the lost item is at the beach, in the ocean or lake, golf course or your own back yard. Call a member from TheRingFinders.com directory as soon as you realize your item is missing.
No smiles to post but here’s a piece of his ring.