Fred was playing off the sixth tee. The fairway of the sixth needed some skill, because it ran alongside the road. But Fred sliced the ball badly, and it disappeared over the hedge bordering the road.
So he put another ball down and took the penalty.
Fred carries on, and finishes his round of golf…
He was having a beer after the game, when a golf pro joined him in the bar.
“Excuse me Fred”, the golf pros said, “but was it you who sliced this ball into the road at the sixth this morning?”
“Yes, but I took the penalty”, Fred replied.
“That’s as may be”, said the golf pro, “but you might be interested to know that your ball hit and killed a small boy on a tricycle. The tricycle fell in the path of a Police Officer on a motorcycle. He skidded and was thrown through the window of a car, killing the nun at the wheel. The car then swerved into a cement mixer which wasn’t too damaged but had to veer slightly and in doing so ran into the local school bus with such an impact that it sent it flying through the window of the shopping centre. At last count from the hospital there are thirteen people dead and seventy-nine people seriously injured.”
The golfer turned a deathly shade of white and said, “Oh my God, what can I do?”
“Well”, the gold pro added, “you could try moving your left hand a little bit further down the shaft”.
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