Meet Father O'Mulligan
I decided it was time to introduce my pal and priest, Father O’Mulligan, after hearing a heated
discussion between Knothead and Hoss concerning ethics and the rules of golf. He is also a golfer
and the person we turn to for spiritual guidance on what is decent and honorable behavior. Father ‘O’ has
intervened on many occasions when the pals have had a difference in opinion. He seems to have a
gentle way of agreeing with both sides, and at the same time, conveying a message without damaging
our feelings or friendships. As you might imagine, he is an invaluable asset to our group of pals.
Father “O” is a special person who is full of life, sees beauty in everything and everyone and
never seems to have a bad day. His Irish heritage is the reason the pals give for his success on the
golf course. We have never seen such luck as Father “O” has; he claims it is not luck at all; it is merely
his faith that his ball ends up where it does. So, let me just say, in a respectful sort of way, that if not
for faith, his golf game would really suffer.
Luck 'O' the Irish?
For example, we were playing a couple of years ago at a resort course and Father “O” hit a drive
that was so far right, it was almost left. Just after disappearing into the woods, a loud crack was heard,
the ball rebounded back into the fairway, hit a sprinkler head and rolled forward a good 75 yards,
coming to rest 225 yards down range and smack dab in the middle of the fairway! As I gave him an
incredulous glance, he smiled, with his blue eyes sparkling, and said, “What, don’t ya believe in faith,
So, I asked if he would join this site and infect us with some of his wisdom, religion, optimism, enduring patience, and faith. We are happy and pleased that he has accepted.
Which One is Right,
Knothead or Hoss?
It will be interesting to hear his advice in the latest disagreement between Knothead and Hoss.
Knothead contends that it is commonly acceptable to bend the rules here and there, especially if you
get a bad break and your ball ends up on a root, in a divot or behind a pine cone. Hoss, on the other
hand, argues that it is a matter of conscience, and that if the rules are not going to be followed, then
there is no purpose for playing the game.
And now, I want you to
meet Father O'Mulligan.