Round Played: with Bob and Joan Boyll –
By Wayne Halm –
Who Buys Dinner?
Sometimes I will play in a Skins Game – but that is more a head game than a golf game. Other than that I enjoy golf too much to bet on it. However, others do.
On October 7th 2014 I played the Kauai Lagoons course with Bob and Joan Boyll from Anthem, Arizona. They bet each other dinner on low gross.
I have played with women like Joan before. They march down the middle of the fairway, seldom get in trouble, and rarely miss a reasonable putt. I was glad I did not bet with her.
It took a while for Bob and I to get control of our big sticks – there were some doubles in the beginning. Bob tamed his driver sooner than I did. It was the tenth hole before I hit a fairway – you don’t come back from that, I shot a 91. Sometimes I only missed the short grass by a foot or two – but rough is rough and it usually costs a stroke.
Bob and I made the turn talking about fresh air, sunshine, and the beauty of the course – anything but our scores. Joan? Well she just quietly marched on – 3 up on Bob.
The back nine was a different story – Bob and I woke up. Pars were common and so were smiles – yeah, we took pictures.
Three happy golfers walked off the course. While Bob took care of the clubs Joan added up the scores – her shoulders slumped. “He beat me by two strokes,” she told me. Then a mischievous smile crawled onto her face and she added, “I’ll just put dinner on his credit card.” — Golf the way it should be.
Come play golf with me.
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