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True Funny Golf Stories

Updated on August 23, 2017

I wanna share this one with you!

This Hub is not about telling you this true story that happened to me during a round of golf. It's more than that: an invitation for all golfers, that also have funny stories, to write Hubs about them or, if the stories are short, to just use this Hub for that purpose.

How I got the idea to write this Hub

Golf jokes are countless and I believe that they are part of the golf game. I never heard of someone who honestly dislikes a good golf joke. And during all the years I've been playing I discovered that almost everybody not only like to hear and tell fictional jokes but also have at least one funny situation they like to share with their golf buddies. I am no exception. And I decided not only to tell my own story but also invite and encourage others to do the same. I believe that in the end we'll have a lot to laugh about. Come on, don't be shy!


This is my story . . .

It was one of those wonderful late afternoons of a sunny summer day. The pine trees already were casting their long and relaxing shadows providing magnificent conditions for a round of golf. And there I was, on the 17th hole of my home golf course, alone, in the endless pursuit of the perfect swing, enjoying the inspiring harmony of golf and nature.

I started the hole with a good drive, a little bit to the left but no more than one yard in the first cut of the rough.

It was easy to make up my mind for the second shot: 3 wood, because the hole is a long par 4 (450 yds) and I had a lot to move forward to reach the green. A pine tree in front of me, roughly 7 yds away, was no trouble because the fairway is generous and aiming one yd to the right side of the stem I didn't even need to try the draw.


The perfect shot

I carefully aligned my feet, got a fine shoulder turn, made the downswing by the books and ZEEEK!!, superb contact, nice shot and the ball was fired like a bullet. To make it absolutely perfect the finish was worth to be in any golf magazine cover: my chest was inflated, my hips well ahead the rest of my body, my head tall and proud and my arms totally behind my back. CRAACK!! Was just what I heard when the ball smashed against the tree, just before it started moving back at light speed, precisely in my direction, to hit me at mid-height.

The unexpected

Considering that it was impossible to use my arms to try to protect myself I really couldn't even try to avoid the unavoidable and POOFF!! I was hit just in a supersensitive spot so delicate and intimate that not even under torture I'd accept to reveal.

And suddenly the day didn't seem pleasant any more, the nature in general, and the pine trees in particular, were hideous to my mind and I must confess that I considered golf a horrendous thing, while bending and squatting I twisted my body and cursed my life, my alignment options, golf and everything else. And no one visible in the course that could provide a "helping hand"!

There's no need to give further details because I don't want to keep talking about this painful bruise on my ego that will take much more time to heal than the real one. But everybody should learn with mistakes and I learned a lot. I learned two things: First, that we must be prudent and align keeping a fair safety distance when we hit the ball and there are rigid obstacles not very far from us and second, that the cell phone must always be in the golf bag. We never know if there's a need to call 911.

". . . In the endless pursuit of the perfect swing, enjoying the inspiring harmony of golf and nature."


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    • Marcel W profile imageAUTHOR

      Marcel White 

      6 years ago

      @julieannbrady: Absolutely not! After the POOFF!! it rested there, waiting, and after I recovered I hit it again mercilessly and in an infuriated way.

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      6 years ago

      At least you didn't lose your ball(s)!

    • Marcel W profile imageAUTHOR

      Marcel White 

      6 years ago

      @PlumberJorge: I sincerely hope it was âonce in a lifetime shotâ because the episode was funny but it really hurt . . . my Ego! Thanks for the comment.

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      6 years ago

      Lol, once in a lifetime shot! Nice story.

    • Marcel W profile imageAUTHOR

      Marcel White 

      6 years ago

      @KimGiancaterino: If itâs a true golf story thereâs room here for it! Thanks for your comments.

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      6 years ago

      Ouch! I'm not much of a golfer, but enjoy hearing funny stories. Of course, when you meet someone with one of those date-stamped "hole-in-one" trophies on their desk, a story is just waiting to be told.

    • Marcel W profile imageAUTHOR

      Marcel White 

      6 years ago

      @favored: Hi Favored1, thanks for your nice comment. Just a small detail: "home golf course" doesnât mean that I have a golf course attached to my home. Itâs the way we refer to the golf course where we usually play for an annual fee.

      Why not use some of your own funny stories as an inspiration for a few more interesting lenses to add to your long list? I'd love it!

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      Fay Favored 

      6 years ago from USA

      The fact that you have your own golf course is pretty cool, but the mishap ... sorry. Don't have a golf story, but I have plenty of others. Thanks for sharing yours in a delightful manner.

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      7 years ago

      I do have an "incident" to relate and although not funny to me at the time, I did have a good laugh about it afterwards (as did all the other members of our social Golf club). Is truth stranger than fiction? Yep!

      It was on our annual trip away, playing a slight dogleg-left Par 4 in slight drizzle. Following a good drive to the centre of fairway, my choice of club for the second shot was not good and left me some 20m shy of the green; a reasonably easy chip shot with plenty of green to work with.

      I under-hit it..... by a good deal.......and landed in a green-side bunker. Not happy.

      In frustration (and annoyance), I replayed the shot with what I thought to be the power I should have used. Unfortunately, the grip on the club was wet and, sure enough, away the club went - straight up the nearest tree ..... where it stayed!

      So then I'm standing under the tree, throwing my putter up at the wedge in order to dislodge it. Which it did. But my putter must have liked the view from up in the tree because it stayed there. Now my wedge is back on terra firma, but my putter is now in the tree.

      Let's try that once more, this time with feeling. Let's throw the wedge up to dislodge the putter.

      Fortunately, after just a few attempts, both clubs came back to ground and I could complete the round.

      True story. This happened 3 years ago and I am yet to live it down!

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      Susanna Duffy 

      8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      You don't have to play golf to be pursued by misfortune :-)

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      8 years ago

      LOL, it's always entertaining to read about others' mishaps... I think we live for moments like these: where we accidentally mess up, but in the end create unforgettable, sometimes hilarious, memories.... That are just fun to share with others!!! :-))

    • Marcel W profile imageAUTHOR

      Marcel White 

      8 years ago

      @golfspice: If an errant shot is coming to hit me I hope that someone yells out something as loudly as he can, even if it isnât the correct word. The worst think would be to remain petrified and unable to produce a sound. Forget about the âvery disapproving looksâ because your friend did the second best thing he could do. But I agree that it should have been fun. Thanks for your contribution.

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      8 years ago

      Many years ago I was playing golf on a busy golf course in the south of England, with a work colleague and his father (from the north of England), who was visiting his son. His father was not a regular golfer, so perhaps unsure about protocol when miss hitting a shot. Instead of shouting fore!, he shouted "eh up!", which loosely translated means "look out" - We understood him, but nobody else did. We got some very disapproving looks from other golfers, but laughed about it afterwards.

    • Marcel W profile imageAUTHOR

      Marcel White 

      8 years ago

      @Virginia Allain: Poor rabbit! And what a skilled player you are! My accident happened because I missed my target, the rabbitâs accident happened because you hit you target. Thatâs a big difference. Thanks for sharing.

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      I've had golf balls lodge in a palm tree (unplayable lie) and another time I accidentally hit a jack rabbit on the driving range. Well, I admit, I was using the rabbit as a target but never really expected to hit it. Fortunately it hit the rabbit on the rump, so he leaped high in the air and then took off. Bruised, I'm sure, but not seriously injured.


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