A husband reluctantly agreed to play with his wife in the couples Alternate Shot Tournament at his local golf club.
He teed off on the first hole, a par four, and hit a tremendous shot, the ball flying 300 yards straight down the middle of the fairway.
When they reached the ball, the husband said to his wife, “Just hit it toward the green, anywhere around there will be fine”.
The wife took her club and proceeded to shank the ball deep into the woods.
Undaunted my her disastrous shot, the husband said “That’s ok Sweetheart” and then spent a good five minutes looking for the ball.
He found it just in time, but the ball was in the most horrible position.
He played the shot of his life and by a miracle managed to get the ball within two feet of the hole.
He told his wife to knock the ball in.
His wife then proceeded to knock the ball off the green and into a bunker.
Still maintaining his composure, the husband summoned all of his skill and holed the shot from the bunker.
He took the ball out of the hole and while walking off the green, put his arm around his wife and calmly said, “Honey, that was a bogey five and that’s ok, but I think we can do better on the next hole”.
To which she replied, “Listen you numbnuts, don’t complain to me, only 2 of those 5 shots were mine”.
I’m not 100% certain, but I have reason to believe it wasn’t long after that when the fighting started.
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