WELL-KNOWN Jamberoo Golf Club member, local personality and infamous Trivial Pursuiit champion Pat Lawrence recently endured a confidence-draining experience on the treacherous 12th hole.
Pat likes to end all rounds exactly as he starts them, with his handicap, number of balls (and even tees!) unchanged.
His regular playing partners are often called to assist in the search for a misplaced tee or to retrieve a ball concealed in long grass or under deep water.
During a recent competition round Pat’s drive from the 12th tee veered rightwards and was followed by the ominous sound of all striking wood, but no sign of a rebound.
He was convinced by his partners that the ball had lodged in the tree and persuaded that retrieval would be a simple exercise.
As you can see from the accompanying photo, Pat took the task seriously but sad to report, was unsuccessful in his quest.
Anyone finding an old battered Srixon 4 scarred by a series of deep cuts in the vicinity of that tree are asked to hand it in to the clubhouse for collection by its (still distraught) owner”
Text and photo courtesy of Peter Saunders