Is golf really important to you? I mean is golf seriously important to you? Would you give up your sex life to play golf better?
You may think that this is a crazy question to ask, but here is a story that features such a situation and I’m pretty sure you will get a laugh out of this.
A keen golfer was playing in a competition match with a friend and the friend was ahead of him by a couple of strokes.
Frustrated, the golfer said to himself, “I would give ANYTHING if I could just sink this next putt”.
Suddenly, as if out of nowhere, a stranger walked up to him and whispered in his ear, “Would you give up a quarter of your sex life to sink that putt?”
The golfer thought that the man must be crazy and that his answer would be meaningless, but he also thought that perhaps this was a good omen and might put him in the right frame of mind to make the difficult putt.
“Ok” the golfer said to the stranger, “it’s a deal”.
So the golfer took his putt and to his astonishment the ball went straight into the hole.
Several holes later, his friend was starting to take the lead again and the man mumbled to himself, “I wish if I could only get an eagle on this hole”.
In a flash, the same stranger appeared out of nowhere, walked up to him and said, “Would that eagle be worth another quarter of your sex life?”
The golfer shrugged his shoulders nonchalantly and said, “Sure, I’d really like to be in a better position”.
So he took his next shot and to his surprise he made an eagle and drew level with his friend again.
A few holes later, the game reached the 18th hole and yet again the man’s friend was looking like he was going to win the game.
The golfer needed yet another eagle to win the game. He said nothing this time, but miraculously the same stranger appeared at his side and said, “Would you be willing to give up the rest of your sex life to win this match?”
Well winning the game of golf by this time had become all important and so without hesitation the golfer agreed to the stranger’s suggestion.
The golfer hit the ball, made the eagle and as a result he won the competition, much to the surprise of his friend.
As the golfer walked back to the clubhouse, the stranger walked alongside and said to him, “You know, I have really not been fair with you, because I did not tell you who I am. I am the Devil, Satan, Lucifer and from now on you really WILL have no sex life”.
“Well it’s nice to meet you Satan”, the golfer replied, “but I haven’t been totally honest with you either. My name is Father O’Malley”.
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