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Jul 30, 2014 12:30:08   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
There was a preacher who was a avid golfer. Every chance he got, he could be found on the golf course, swinging away. It was an obsession.

One Sunday was a picture perfect day for golfing. The sun was out, no clouds in the sky, and the temperature was just right.

The preacher was in a quandry as to what to do, and shortly, the urge to play golf overcame him.

He called an assistant to tell him that he was sick and could not do church, packed the car up, and drove three hours to a golf course where no one would recognize him. Happily, he began to play the course.

An angel up above was watching the preacher and was quite perturbed. He went to God and said, "Look at the preacher. He should be punished for what he is doing."

God nodded in agreement. The preacher teed up on the first hole. He swung at the ball, and it sailed effortlessly through the air and landed right in the cup, three hundred and fifty yards away. A picture-perfect hole-in-one. He was amazed and excited.

The angel was a little shocked. He turned to God and said, "Begging Your pardon, but I thought You were going to punish him?!"

God smiled. "I did...who is he going to tell about it?"

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Jul 30, 2014 13:35:54   #
PoppaGringo Loc: Muslim City, Mexifornia, B.R.
 
That would pose quite a dilemma wouldn't it?

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Jul 30, 2014 14:30:45   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Old_Gringo wrote:
That would pose quite a dilemma wouldn't it?


It would appear that the best time for a hole-in-one is on a weekday afternoon or Saturday. :lol:

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Jul 30, 2014 18:30:27   #
oldroy Loc: Western Kansas (No longer in hiding)
 
slatten49 wrote:
It would appear that the best time for a hole-in-one is on a weekday afternoon or Saturday. :lol:


Your days work for preachers but how about the rest of us?

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Jul 30, 2014 19:57:48   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
oldroy wrote:
Your days work for preachers but how about the rest of us?


I say playing everyday increases one's chances for an ace! :thumbup:

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Jul 30, 2014 21:37:48   #
PoppaGringo Loc: Muslim City, Mexifornia, B.R.
 
slatten49 wrote:
I say playing everyday increases one's chances for an ace! :thumbup:


Wouldn't it depend on who is dealing?

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Jul 30, 2014 21:39:41   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Old_Gringo wrote:
Wouldn't it depend on who is dealing?


Yes, and he would need an 'ace' in the hole to make his day noteworthy! :wink: :mrgreen:

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Jul 30, 2014 21:54:21   #
PoppaGringo Loc: Muslim City, Mexifornia, B.R.
 
slatten49 wrote:
Yes, and he would need an 'ace' in the hole to make his day noteworthy! :wink: :mrgreen:


In the 'hole' yes, but not up his sleeve.

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Jul 30, 2014 22:01:48   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Old_Gringo wrote:
In the 'hole' yes, but not up his sleeve.


Exactly! :thumbup: :lol:

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Jul 30, 2014 22:42:25   #
oldroy Loc: Western Kansas (No longer in hiding)
 
slatten49 wrote:
I say playing everyday increases one's chances for an ace! :thumbup:


I played every day for at least 5 months a year in the late 1970s and didn't ever see a hole in one. The closest I ever came was about 1 ft. from the hole on one that was 320 yards and you couldn't see the green from the tee.

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Jul 30, 2014 22:57:04   #
PoppaGringo Loc: Muslim City, Mexifornia, B.R.
 
oldroy wrote:
I played every day for at least 5 months a year in the late 1970s and didn't ever see a hole in one. The closest I ever came was about 1 ft. from the hole on one that was 320 yards and you couldn't see the green from the tee.


I once stepped in one, does that count?

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Jul 31, 2014 07:51:07   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
oldroy wrote:
I played every day for at least 5 months a year in the late 1970s and didn't ever see a hole in one. The closest I ever came was about 1 ft. from the hole on one that was 320 yards and you couldn't see the green from the tee.


I've only had one, Oldroy. The picture of the hole and a plaque presented to me by my playing partners adorns my den, to this day. It was a par 3 of 153 yards. I used a 7 iron, smoothly struck, and luckily,,,went it! It was a proud day in my life. :thumbup: :mrgreen:

A note here: One of those playing partners followed me, and changed his club to the 7 after my ace. He stopped 6 inches short of the hole!

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Jul 31, 2014 07:51:32   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
Old_Gringo wrote:
I once stepped in one, does that count?


No. :lol:

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Jul 31, 2014 08:50:27   #
davecollins
 
oldroy wrote:
I played every day for at least 5 months a year in the late 1970s and didn't ever see a hole in one. The closest I ever came was about 1 ft. from the hole on one that was 320 yards and you couldn't see the green from the tee.


A hole in one is like bowling a 300 game. I have had the luck over 45 years of playing golf to have had two holes in one. It is a very nerve racking experience as you pick the ball out of the hole - I shook so bad I could barely write a "one" on the score card. I have witnessed two aces in my life and even seeing someone else drop one in is very exciting. An ace is a rare combination of luck and skill - which one is the most important depends on your point of view.

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Jul 31, 2014 09:00:20   #
slatten49 Loc: Lake Whitney, Texas
 
davecollins wrote:
A hole in one is like bowling a 300 game. I have had the luck over 45 years of playing golf to have had two holes in one. It is a very nerve racking experience as you pick the ball out of the hole - I shook so bad I could barely write a "one" on the score card. I have witnessed two aces in my life and even seeing someone else drop one in is very exciting. An ace is a rare combination of luck and skill - which one is the most important depends on your point of view.


You are either twice as good, or twice as lucky as I! :lol:

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