“I play golf in the low eighties,” the old man was telling one of the youngsters at his club.
“Wow,” said the young man, “that’s pretty impressive.”
“Not really,” said the old man, “Any hotter and I’d probably have a stroke.”
A young man who was also an avid golfer found himself with a few hours to spare one afternoon. He figured if he hurried and played very fast, he could get in 9 holes before he had to head home.
Just as he was about to tee off an old gentleman shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany the young man as he was golfing alone.
Not being able to say no, he allowed the old gent to join him.
To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn’t hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn’t waste much time.
Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball – and directly between his ball and the green.
After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, “You know, when I was your age I’d hit the ball right over that tree.”
With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay.
The old man offered one more comment, “Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only 3 feet tall.”
GO FOR IT
The police arrived and found a woman dead on her living room floor with a golf club next to her body. They asked the husband, “Is this your wife?”
“Yes,” he replied.
“Did you kill her?”
“Yes, he replied.”
“It looks like you struck her eight times with this 3-iron. Is that correct?”
“Yes,” he replied, “…but put me down for a five.”
BAD DAY ON THE COURSE
One day, as I was playing the fairway on the 15th hole of my local course, I watched as the man, on the fairway running parallel to mine, hit several balls into a water hazard. In frustration he eventually tossed his club into the water quickly followed by bag and the rest of his clubs. He stormed off the course only to return a few minutes later.
He walked into the water, retrieved his bag, removed his car keys and threw the bag back in.
DAMN I’M GOOD
A pretty terrible golfer was playing a round of golf for which he had hired a caddie. The round proved to be somewhat tortuous for the caddie to watch and he was getting a bit exasperated by the poor play of his employer.
At one point the ball lay about 180 yards from the green and the as the golfer sized up his situation, he asked his caddie, “Do you think I can get there with a 5-iron?” And the caddie replied, “Eventually.”
Top 10 Things That Sound Dirty At Golf But Aren’t
10. Nuts…my shaft is bent
9. After 18 holes I can barely walk
8. You really whacked the hell out of that sucker
7. Look at the size of his putter
6. Keep your head down and spread your legs a bit more
5. Mind if I join your threesome?
4. Stand with your back turned and drop it
3. My hands are so sweaty I can’t get a good grip
2. Nice stroke, but your follow through has a lot to be desired
1. Hold up…I need to wash my balls first
For The Golfers Out There
Stevie Wonder and Jack Nicklaus are in a bar. Nicklaus turns to Wonder and says: “How is the singing career going?”
Stevie Wonder says: “Not too bad, the latest album has gone into the top 10, so all in all I think it is pretty good. By the way how is the golf.”
Nicklaus replies: “Not too bad, I am not winning as much as I used to but I’m still making a bit of money. I have some problems with my swing but I think I have got that right now.”
Stevie Wonder says: “I always find that when my swing goes wrong I need to stop playing for a while and think about it, then the next time I play it seems to be all right.”
Jack Nicklaus says: “You play golf!”
Stevie Wonder says: “Yes, I have been playing for years.”
And Nicklaus says: “But I thought you were blind, how can you play golf if you are blind?”
He replies: ” I get my caddie to stand in the middle of the fairway and he calls to me, I listen for the sound of his voice and play the ball towards him, then when I get to where the ball lands the caddie moves to the green or further down the fairway and again I play the ball towards his voice.”
“But how do you putt?” says Nicklaus.
“Well,” says Stevie, “I get my caddie to lean down in front of the hole and call to me with his head on the ground and I just play the ball to the sound of his voice.”
Nicklaus says, “What is your handicap?”
Stevie says: “Well, I play off scratch.”
Nicklaus is incredulous and says to Stevie, “We must play a game sometime.”
Wonder replies, “Well, people don’t take me seriously so I only play for money, and I never play for less than $100,000 a hole.”
Nicklaus thinks it over and says, “OK, I’m up for that – when would you like to play?”
“I don’t care – any night next week is OK with me.”
These two guys were approaching the first tee. The first guy goes into his golf bag to get a ball and says to his friend, “Hey, why don’t you try this ball?” He draws a green golf ball out of his bag. “You can’t lose it.” His friend replies, “What do you mean you can’t lose it?!” The first man replies, “I’m serious, you can’t lose it. If you hit it into the woods, it makes a beeping sound, if you hit it into the water it produces bubbles, and if you hit it on the fairway, smoke comes up in order for youto find it.” Obviously, his friend doesn’t believe him, but he shows him all the possibilities until he is convinced. The friend says, “Wow! That’s incredible! Where did you get that ball?!” The man replies, “I found it.”
Ancient Man/Modern Man
When ancient man used to yell and scream and shriek and beat on the ground with sticks they called it witchcraft.
When modern man yells and screams and shrieks and beats on the ground with sticks, they call it golf!
CONCENTRATION After a particularly poor game of golf, a popular club member skipped the clubhouse and started to go home. As he was walking to the parking lot to get his car, a policeman stopped him and asked, “Did you tee off on the sixteenth hole about twenty minutes ago?” “Yes,” the golfer responded.
“Did you happen to hook your ball so that it went over the trees and off the course?”
“Yes, I did. How did you know?” he asked.
“Well,” said the policeman very seriously, “Your ball flew out onto the highway and crashed through a driver’s windshield. The car went out of control, crashing into five other cars and a fire truck. The fire truck couldn’t make it to the fire, and the building burned down. So, what are you going to do about it?”
The golfer thought it over carefully and responded . . .
“I think I’ll close my stance a little bit, tighten my grip and lower my right thumb.”
SEEING IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD
A man was looking for a new caddie one day when his friend said ” I know a great caddie – he is 90 years old but he has eyes like a hawk”
“OK then ” said the man “tell him I’m playing again in a week. ”
The week passed and they started to play. The golfer hit a perfect drive and he said to the caddie “did you see where it went”
The caddie then said “yes”
“OK then where is it?”
The caddie replied “I forgot.”
OLDIE BUT GOODIE
When a big thunder storm comes when I am out playing golf, most on the course run for cover. I just take out my 1 iron and stand in the middle of the fairway with the club held high over my head and wait for the storm to pass. I do not fear the lighting because I know not even GOD can hit a 1 iron.
Two friends are playing golf together. One of them has landed on a dirt track, covered in gravel and sunken stones. The owner of the ball ask his friend: ” Do you mind if I have a drop, I cannot play from here, it’s too rough”
” No, I’m sorry, but you play from where you lie!”
” But I’m going to destroy my club, it’s all rocks and gravel.”
” Tough, but no favors, you play from where you lie.”
The poor chap stops arguing and take his first trial swing and of course, gravel and sparks fly everywhere. Second swing, same again. Finally he feels ready, moves to the ball and hits … gravel and sparks everywhere, but the ball flies off beautifully, lands on the green and stops inches from the cup.
” My God, what a shot!… which club did you use?” ” Your five iron…”
BARRIERS BETWEEN RACES
The Italian had never played golf before and so he asked for some tips before starting the game. The American decided to teach the Italian the proper way to putt a golf ball. The American said, “You take this stick and hit the balls so that they roll into the hole”. The American putted away and sank the ball from 20 feet in a single stroke. The Italian replied, “In America, you leave your sticka outta and a putta your balls in da hole, but in Italia, we put our sticka inna da hole and leave our balls out”!
GIVE ME A BREAK!
Tiger Woods went to play at a course in Alabama, after missing the cut in Montreal. He went into the pro shop and asked the started if he could play as a guest. “Sorry” said the starter, “but this club is for white boys only, but there is another club you can play at down the road. It’s only a Driver and a 3-Wood away”. “Hang on a minute” said Woods “don’t you know who I am?” “Nope who are you?” said the starter “I am Tiger Woods” “Well in that case” said the starter, “It’s only a Driver and an 8-Iron.
I KNEW THAT!
A man decided to take up golf and went to the local course and asked the pro to show him how to play. The pro told the man to put the ball on the tee and hit it as near to that flag as you can. The man put the ball on the tee and gave it a whack. It landed about 2 inches from the hole. As they walked up to the green the Pro said “Now all you have to do is tap the ball into the hole. The man said ” Why didn’t you say that when we were on the tee”.
An ardent golfer visited the fortune teller with one thing on his mind. He asked the fortune teller: “Are there golf courses in Heaven?”
The fortune teller replied: “I have good news, and I have bad news…”
“What’s the good news?”, asked the golfer.
“The good news is that the golf courses in heaven are the most beautiful you could imagine!”
Amazed, the golfer asked “How could there be any bad news with that?”
The fortune teller said: “You have a tee-time at 8:30 tomorrow morning.”
MAN’S BEST FRIEND
A man and his friend meet at the club house and decide to play a round of golf together. The man has a little dog with him and on the first green, when the man holes out a 20 foot putt, the little dog starts to yip and stands up on its hind legs.
The friend is quite amazed at this clever trick and says, “That dog is really talented! What does he do if you miss a putt?”
“Somersaults,” says the man.
“Somersaults?!” says the friend, “That’s incredible. How many does he do?”
“Hmmm,” says the man. “That depends on how hard I kick him in the ass.”
CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY!
A golfer hooked his tee shot over a hill and onto the next fairway. Walking toward his ball he saw a man lying on the ground, groaning in pain.
“I’m an attorney,” the wincing man said from the ground, “and this is going to cost you $5,000.”
“I’m sorry, I’m really sorry,” the concerned golfer replied. “But I did yell, ‘fore’.”
“I’ll take it!”, said the attorney.
It seems that there was this Chinese business man visiting a newly acquired business in the United States. As a gesture of good will, the executives of his newly acquired business took him to a golf course for a round of golf. He had never played the game before.
Upon his return to China, his family asked what he had done in the United States. He replied, “Played most interesting game. Hit little white ball with long stick in large cow pasture. Name of game is Oh s–t.”
SILENCE IS NOT ALWAYS GOLDEN
We’d booked a 2:00 p.m. tee time, but when we arrived we found two fellows on the tee getting ready to tee off. When we explained that this was our tee time neither of them said a word, but both covered their ears, then their mouths, and then simulated cutting their throats indicating they were deaf and dumb.
We knew they were angry about us playing in front of them but we played off, and walked up the fairway discussing the situation.
Just then a ball flew past us right up the middle of the fairway, nearly missing us. When we looked back they were both holding up four fingers!
After 45 years in the military, most of it in charge of an artillery division, the General finally retired. He moped around the house for days until his wife, tired of hearing his complaints, told him to get a hobby. He chose golf. Never having golfed before, he called his former aide who happened to be an avid golfer. As they stepped up to the tee on the first hole, a beautiful par four of 425 yards with a slight dogleg right, the aide explained to the General that he had to hit the ball to the flag.
The General lined up his shot, took a powerful swing and knocked the ball to just 2 inches from the cup. The aide was amazed.
As they left the teeing ground towards the green, the aide remarked how great the shot was, it “almost” went in the hole.
“Almost?” said the General. “What do you mean?”
“Well,” explained the aide, “the object is to get the ball INTO the hole in as few strokes as possible.”
Staring at the aide in disgust, the General screamed “Why, the hell didn’t you tell me that before!!??”
SINGLE VS. FAT
A recent study had some interesting conclusions on the weight of golfers in a particular summer industrial golf league. This study indicated that the single golfers who play in these leagues are “skinnier” than the married ones.
The study’s explanation for this result was interesting. It seems that the single golfer goes out and plays his round of golf, has a “refreshment” at the 19th hole, goes home and goes to his refrigerator, finds nothing decent there and goes to bed.
The married golfer goes out and plays his round of golf, has a “refreshment” at the 19th hole, goes home and goes to bed, finds nothing decent there, so he goes to his refrigerator.
HAVING A BAD DAY?
Joe had a particularly bad day on the course – nothing went right and he became more angry with each passing hole. By the Par 3 17th, he was fit to be tied and when he missed a 2 foot putt (for a double boggy), he really exploded.
Letting loose a stream of curses the like of which has never been heard before or since, Joe proceeded to toss his clubs into the lake and set his golf cart on fire. Declaring that he would never play this game again, Joe stomped off to the club house, into the locker room and proceeded to cut his wrists.
At that point one of the club members happened in and, not noticing Joe’s desperate condition, off-handedly said “Hey Joe, we need a fourth for tomorrow morning – how ’bout it?”
Joe looked up and said “What time?”
A fellow goes to the doctor and says, “Doc, every time I swing my 7 iron I pass this outrageous gas.”
He swings the iron in the doctor’s office and breaks a loud sound of wind. He swings the 8 iron and nothing, he swings the 6 and nothing. He swings the 7 again the same loud sound is heard, followed by a very foul smell.
The doctor says,”Hm, interesting case,” and gets up and grabs a long pole laying against the wall.
“What are you going to do with that,” the fellow nervously asks, fearing the worst.
“I’m going to open the window and let some air into this room,” the Doc replies.
Two Scotsmen, Sandy and Angus, are playing golf one day and come upon a water hole. Sandy hits and sends one into the middle of the pond. He reaches into his bag and finds that he has no balls remaining. He asks Angus for a ball and promptly hits that one into the pond as well.
This goes on 3 or 4 more times and when he asks Angus for a 6th ball, Angus says, ” Sandy these balls cost me a lot of money, ” to which Sandy replies, “Angus lad, if you can’t afford to play the game, you should not be out here “.
One day two software engineers were out playing a round of golf. They come to a par 3 with a blind tee shot. Both tee off and watch their ball sail toward the flag. When they get to the green, one of the balls is perched on the lip of the cup and other is in. As it turns out, both were playing Titleists #3s.
A heated argument ensued and they finally decided to let the club pro sort the mess out. The pro walked to the hole with them and looked at the ball on the green and then the ball in the hole. He turned to the two engineers in disgust and asked, “Okay. Which of you is playing the white ball and which is playing the orange ball?”
A golfer had made an awful shot and tore up a large piece of turf. He picked it up and looking about said, “What shall I do with this?”
“If I were you,” said the caddie, “I’d take it home to practice on.”
Two guys at a convention get totally drunk the night before a big golf match. During the match the two half-bombed characters manage to stay even with their opponents through seventeen holes. On the eighteenth, by some miracle, they are in a position to win the match if one of them can sink his seven foot putt.
The man sets up to putt with his feet wide apart. He draws his putter back. Just then a big black dog, chasing a squirrel, comes running across the green, the dog goes right between the guy’s legs, and out the other side and runs off the green. The guy never flinches but strokes the ball into the hole for the win!
His partner goes wild shouting “I have never seen such total concentration. How you managed to drop that putt with that dog running between your legs …”
“Oh”, says his partner, “Was that a REAL DOG!!!!”
Said to a few of my friends that are patient enough for me to play a round with them.
“I hit two of my best balls yesterday!”
“yeah, I stepped on a rake in the bunker.”
LET US PLAY
Manager: I’m sorry. Sir, we have no time open on the course today.
Golfer: Wait a minute, what if Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus showed up? I’m sure you’d find a starting time for them.
Manager: Of course we would, sir.
Golfer: Well, I happen to know they’re not coming, so we’ll take their time.
A couple of old guys were golfing when one said he was going to Dr. Taylor for a new set of dentures in the morning. His friend remarked that he had gone to the same dentist a few years before. “Is that so?” the first said. “Did he do a good job?” “Well, I was on the course yesterday when the fellow on the ninth hole hooked a shot,” he said. “The ball most have been going 200 mph when it hit me in the balls. That was the first time in two years my teeth didn’t hurt.”