There’s a town called ‘Golf’. We tracked down its fascinating history
, 2022-11-21 19:24:06
GOLF, Illinois — “Next stop, Golf.”
We’re on a double-decker Metra train humming northbound from Chicago. Those three words mean the same thing as when they were first uttered back in the 1920s, but not a person on board acknowledges their oddity.
A few minutes later, the speaker starts again: “Now approaching, Golf.”
Golf is not approaching you, to be clear. You’re approaching Golf. The ‘Golf’ train station located at Golf Road, which runs along the village called Golf. Golf, Illinois.
A handful of passengers disembark. In the process of hailing a ride or finding their vehicle they walk by the Golf Police Station, a private nook of the train station with the lone Golf police SUV parked out front. Sitting inside is Dennis McEnerney, Golf’s enthusiastic Police Chief, who wields a heavy Midwest…
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