Is golf so important to you, would you be willing to give up your sex life if it helped you 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.
A keen golfer is playing in a competition match with a friend, and the friend is ahead of him by a couple of strokes.
The golfer says to himself: “I would give ANYTHING if I could just sink this next putt.”
Out of nowhere, a stranger walks up to him and whispers in his ear: “Would you give up a quarter of your sex life to sink that putt?”
The golfer thinks that the man must be crazy, and that his answer will be meaningless, but also that perhaps this is a good omen and will put him in the right frame of mind to make the difficult putt. “OK.” he says, “it’s a deal”, and lo and behold, he sinks the putt.
Several holes later, his friend is starting to take the lead again, and the man mumbles to himself: “I wish if I could only get an eagle on this hole.”
In a flash, the same stranger walks up to him and says, “Would that eagle be worth another quarter of your sex life?”
The golfer shrugs his shoulders nonchalantly and says, “Sure.”
To his surprise, he takes his shot and makes an eagle.
Finally, the game has reached the 18th hole, and yet again the man’s friend is looking like he is going to win.
The golfer needs yet another eagle to win the game.
He says nothing this time, but miraculously, the same stranger moves to his side and says, “Would you be willing to give up the rest of your sex life to win this match?”
The game of golf by this time has become all important, and so without hesitation the golfer says, “Alright then”.
The golfer hits the ball, makes the eagle and as a result he wins the competition.
As the golfer walks back to the club house, the stranger walks alongside and says 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 WILL have no sex life.”
“Well it’s nice to meet you”, says the golfer, “my name is Father O’Malley”.
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