That’s Some Hole in One

“If you’re caught on a golf course during a storm
and are afraid of lightning, hold up a 1-iron.
Not even God can hit a 1-iron.”
Lee Trevino

That's Some Hole in One

A massive sinkhole on a golf course in Branson Missouri.

“The ‘Top of the Rock’ golf course is the sight of what may be the biggest playing hazard around.

In the early morning hours the ground collapsed, leaving a gaping hole nearly 100-feet deep and 100-yards wide.  And it may be growing.

Heavy rain in the area, combined with a possible cave below the course are the leading suspects.”

This news story reminded me of a funny story I heard a while back. It’s about a young man, Edward who was an exceptional golfer.

At the age of 26, Edward decided to become a priest, and joined a rather peculiar order. He took the usual vows of poverty, chastity, but his order also required that he quit golf and never play again. This was particularly difficult for Edward, but he agreed and was finally ordained a priest.

One Sunday morning, the Reverend Father Edward woke up and realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf.

So… he told the Associate Pastor that he was feeling sick and convinced him to say Mass for him that day. As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, Father Edward headed out-of-town to a golf course about forty miles away. This way he knew he wouldn’t accidentally meet anyone he knew from his parish.

Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church!

At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from the heavens and exclaimed, “You’re not going to let him get away with this, are you?”

The Lord sighed, and said, “No, I guess not.

“Just then Father Edward hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole. It was a 420 yard hole in one!

St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, “Why did you let him do that?”

The Lord smiled and replied,”Who is he going to tell?”

Shine On

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