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Man builds golf course in backyard

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BENTON CITY, Wash.—Golf is big business in the Tri-Cities, and some locals say costs have skyrocketed because of the high demand. As KNDU discovered, one man found a way to play for free.

Don Adsitt of Benton City built nine holes in his own backyard, and he says it's a place where he can get a hole in one seven days a week.

"It's all real greens using bent grass, the same as the golf courses but the upkeep is a lot less and guess what I don't have to walk as far after I hit the ball," says Don Adsitt.

Adsitt built the golf course about seven years ago after he couldn't keep up with golf club prices.  Now he allows almost anyone to play and even hosts a big golf event every year.  About 40 people from all over come to compete.

"It's a three day campout. We have people coming from Tacoma, Everett, Snohomish and Boise, all over," says Adsitt.

Adsitt says no talent is required.  He says the rules take the fun out of golf, and they're only for professional golfers.  If you're interested in picking up a club, you can e-mail Don at