Monday, March 19, 2007

Why we have misery in golf

Ever wonder why you can't play a perfect round of golf? I mean there is always that one hole that you can come back to in a conversation and say: "yeah, I would have blistered the course if it weren't for that hole".

It's because of greens keepers.

When you play a golf course...think for a minute...whom do you tip? Everyone that touches your bag, serves your drink/food, and cleans your clubs/shoes...right?

When was the last time you said to your playing partners: "you know guys...we need to pull out some scratch for the guys mowing the grass...I mean, those greens were slicker than my grandmas hosiery".

(Um, not that I've ever felt my grandma's leggings. But I digress.)

But I'm right...right!? I'll bet the last time a greens keeper got a tip is when he overheard the club pro telling his playing partner about a hot stock.

That's why we have that one bad hole. Trust me, there are millions of greens keepers with a huge chip of schadenfreude on their shoulders, that when channeled properly, can claim the lives of the best attempts at a perfect round.

So the next time you're out for a fun round of golf, and that one hole comes out of nowhere and bites you...somewhere in the bushes, a greens keeper with a bad case of schadenfreude is snickering.

So tip your greens keeper.

Thanks for reading. Keep it in the short-grass.


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