Smile of the Week

Teed Up

Last updated: Sep 24, 2013


A young man who was also an avid golfer decided to squeeze in a quick nine-hole game into his day before heading home. Just as he was about to tee off an older lady shuffled onto the tee and asked if she could accompany him, since he was golfing alone. Not being able to say no, he said, "Sure, the more the merrier."

To his surprise the lady played fairly quickly. She 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 lady 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 young man 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 lady offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only three feet tall."

-- Anonymous