Joke of the Week: Golf Club in the Rough

Problem of the Week: Legal Descriptions Problems

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Joke of the Week: Golf Club in the Rough

A land surveyor's job took him to a golf course that was expanding from nine holes to 18 holes.

Using a machete to clear thick brush in an area he was mapping, he came upon a golf club that an irate player must have tossed away. It was in mint condition, so he picked it up and continued on.

When he broke out of the brush onto a putting green, two golfers stared in awe.

The man had a machete one hand, a golf club in the other, and a clear-cut swath more than 100 yards long behind him.

"There," said one of the golfers, "is a guy who hates to lose a golf ball!"

Submitted by Bob Keith, Rochester, Minn., to Post-Bulletin.com. Originally published at   www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews_story.asp?z=2&a=435233

Problem of the Week: Legal Descriptions Problems

The first point described in a metes and bounds description is often called the point of beginning. Which of the following would be characteristic of a good point of beginning?

A. Its identity is clear and certain in the field.
B. It has greater standing than any other corner recited in the description.
C. The destruction of its monumentation will void the description.
D. It is a standard section corner.

This is problem 2 (7-1) from the NEW third edition of “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (formerly "1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems"). Reprinted with permission from “Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams” by Jan Van Sickle, PLS (2008 Professional Publications Inc.). For details on this and other FLS exam-prep books, call 800/426-1178 or visit www.ppi2pass.com