An octogenarian who was an avid golfer moved to a new town and joined the local country club. On the first day that he went to the club to play, he was told there wasn’t anybody available because everyone was already out on the course.
The old-timer insisted several times that he really wanted to play. Finally the assistant pro agreed to join him; he even said he’d give the older man a 12-stroke handicap.
“I really don’t need a handicap as I’ve been playing quite well lately,” said the 80-year-old. “The only real problem I have is getting out of sand traps.”
And he did play well! Coming onto the 18th, the old man had a long drive, but it landed in one of the sand traps around the hole. Shooting from the sand trap he hit a very high ball, which landed on the green and rolled into the hole!
The Pro walked over to the sand trap where his opponent was still standing.
“Nice shot,” he said. “But didn’t you say you had a problem getting out of sand traps?”
“I do!” replied the octogenarian. “Please give me a hand.”