Heading into a long weekend I know the old job jar or honey-do list is waiting for me at home. I’d sure like to find time to squeeze in just one harmless little round of golf. I read articles about how apparently golf is dwindling somewhat in popularity and some courses across the land are trying new ways to attract new and younger people to try the game, such as making the cups on the green bigger. I’m not a good golfer….well; actually, I’m a scratch golfer. I write down all my good scores and scratch out the bad ones……. but to putt toward a bigger hole would lessen the challenge. And that reminds me of a couple of ideas on how to attract new players to the game; ease up on rules. For example, rather than make the cup bigger, how about if the ball passes over the hole without dropping, it should be deemed to have dropped. The Law of Gravity holds that any object attempting to maintain a position in the atmosphere without something to support it must drop, and the Law of Gravity supersedes the Law of Golf. And, there should be no such thing as a lost ball. Obviously the missing ball is out there on the course somewhere and eventually will be found and pocketed by someone else. It thus becomes a stolen ball and the original player should not be compounding the felony by charging him or herself a penalty stroke. I’m just sayin’.
That’s Coffeetalk. I’m Vic Dubois.