08-01-2014, 11:03 AM
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A golfer, now into his golden years, had a lifelong
ambition to play the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass in
Ponte Verde, Fla., exactly the way the pros do it.
The pros drive the ball out over the water onto the
small green that is on a small spit of land. It was
something the golfer had tried hundreds of times
without success. His ball had always fallen short,
into the water. Because of this, he never used a new
ball on this particular hole. He always picked out
one that had a cut or a nick, as did many other
"average" golfers when negotiating very
Recently he went to Sawgrass to try again. When he
came to the fateful hole, he teed up an old, cut ball
as usual, and said a silent prayer. However, before
he could hit the ball, a powerful voice from above
seemed to be booming out from the clouds, saying:
"Wait! Replace that old ball with a brand new one."
The golfer complied, with some slight misgivings,
despite the fact that this same force seemed to be
implying that he was going to finally achieve his
lifelong ambition. As he stepped up to the tee once
more, the voice came down again:
"Wait. Step back. Take a practice swing."
So he stepped back and took a practice swing,
certain now that this heavenly force was going to
make his dream come true. The voice boomed out again:
"Take another practice swing."
Dutifully, he did. He stopped expectantly and
waited ... A long silence followed ...
Then the voice again:
"Use the old ball."