A retired doctor who was an avid golfer moved to a new town and joined the local country club. He went to the club for the first time but was told that there wasn’t anybody he could play with because they were already out on the course.
He repeated several times that he really wanted to play that day. Finally, the assistant pro said he would play with him and asked him how many strokes he wanted for a bet.
The 80-year-old said, “I really don’t need any strokes as I have been playing quite well. The only problem I have is getting out of sand traps.”
And the old doctor did play well. Coming to the par-4 18th hole, they were all even. The pro hit a nice drive and was able to hit on the green for a 2-putt par. The old man also hit a nice drive, but his approach shot landed in the sand trap next to the green.
Playing from the bunker, he hit a high ball, which landed on the green and rolled into the cup.
Birdie, match and all the money!
The pro walked over to the sand trap where his opponent was standing. He said, “Nice shot. I thought you said you have a problem getting out of sand traps?”
“I do,” replied the old man. “Would you please give me a hand? I can’t keep my balance climbing out of this sand.”
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