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It’s always fun to go through the internet’s archives and find little gems to pull out and share.
In 2007, Jason Sobel wrote this article and then asked his ESPN readers to tell their craziest golf stories. He received 517 entries and chose what he believed to be the top ten for Readers’ Craziest Golf Stories.
This is our favorite:
I was in high school and was golfing with a buddy of mine. We came to a par-5, dogleg right. The dogleg has some trees that you can go over (or through) if you want to cut the corner — or shorter hitters can just go around the dogleg. I was lying two, getting ready to hit my third shot to the green. My friend had tried to cut the corner but hit some trees so he was looking for his ball. I decided to go ahead and hit. It was an OK shot, but was heading a bit right. Then, all of the sudden, I see it hit another ball in mid-air. I look over and my friend had hit at the exact same time, only to have our balls collide in the air. The odds of this happening are 1 million-to-1. We went up to find our balls, all the while going nuts about how this happened. As we approached the green we found his ball, but mine was nowhere to be found. That is, until we looked in the hole. Just like I planned it … 130 yards out, slight fade, off the golf ball in mid-air, on the green, nothing but the bottom of the cup. I will never forget it!
Read the rest of the stories here, then share your great golf story with us in the comment section. We’ll choose the best and feature them on the blog!
Y’all have a great week! We’ll see you Wednesday!
By Jim Payne
After missing a putt, sometimes you want to throw your putter. I suggest two things:
- Throw the putter in the direction you are going. Walking back to pick up your putter makes you look like an idiot.
- Throw the putter no higher than the length of your ball retriever. Climbing a tree to get your putter is dangerous and quite undignified.
If you decide to break your putter, consider the following:
- Unless you are as strong as Charles Atlas, don’t try to break it in half with your arms outstretched. If you don’t know who Charles Atlas is, you are young enough and strong enough to use this method.
- Thos who know who Charles Atlas is are old enough and dumb enough to try to break the putter over the middle part of a raised thigh of a bent leg with the knee pointing away from the body. Don’t do this; it can damage your leg and affect your performance on the next hole.
- Through experience and observation I have found the superior method is to place the putter head on the ground with the toe facing away from the body. Angle the shaft 45 degrees leaning the shaft backwards. For right-handers, firmly grab the far end of the grip with the right hand and then stomp on the middle of the shaft with the left foot. As the left foot smashes the shaft, vigorously pull up the right hand holding the grip securely, otherwise the club pops out of your hand and the club smashes to the ground making you look extremely stupid.
- After successfully breaking the putter, pick up the broken half with the head on it and proudly strut to your cart. Later, you can have the putter re-shafted, thus saving you money since you won’t have to buy a new putter. This makes you look smart and feel really good. Unfortunately, you’ll have to use your opponent’s putter for the rest of the round, but believe me, you’ll feel so good you won’t mind being made fun of.