I'm reminded of an incident when Scruffy, Knothead and I were playing at a course not too long ago. Knothead
said, "Look, some inconsiderate, low down, knuckle draggin' scoundrel is playing ahead of us, eating sunflower
seeds and spitting the shells on the green!" Knothead became so furious; I mean he really lost it! He wanted
to report him immediately to the club pro and have him thrown off the course. He was so angry that he couldn't
concentrate on putting for the rest of the round. His mind became consumed with checking every green to see if
any shells had been left behind. This didn't seem to bother Scruffy, so it gave me an idea.
The next Saturday morning when we were playing our usual round, I waited for the perfect opportunity, when Knothead wasn't looking, and dropped a few sunflower seed shells on the green, where he'd be
sure to find them. It was no time at all 'till he was off in a tirade and he couldn't putt worth a dang the rest of the
day. As we were leaving that hole, I brushed the shells off the green into the rough, to keep it clear for the players
Each week - same plan, same result.
I don't know how you feel, but having a little extra riding on a match always helps me to
stay focused. If you want to play a game that can put some cash in your pocket and improve
your game at the same time, try this one.
Give one point each to a player for hitting fairways (on their drives only), greens in regulation, fewest
putts and lowest score. If there is a tie on lowest putts, the players who tied each get one
point. If two tie, all tie, on lowest score, and there are no points awarded. This helps you concentrate
on hitting fairways, greens in regulation, and reducing your putts, which leads to lower scores.
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Next time you visit, I will have some advice to help you keep opponents from getting into
your head. I will also have some twists to use with captains choice and scramble matches. To
add a little excitement and challenge to your golf games, I will give you more fun ideas for "side
games" that you can play with your buddies.
If you have a favorite game that you play, drop me a line on the
page and I will post it. Also let me know how you like the Scruffy & Pals golf balls.
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