A Lep­rechaun’s got it

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Re­cently the Gaels So­cial Golf had a day out at Twin Creeks. 24 play­ers from the Ir­ish Club in Kingswood, near Penrith, played in the day.

Some of the play­ers wanted a quick prac­tice putt be­fore hit­ting off. One was Paddy Rogers, who took 3 balls onto the green.

A former heavy­weight boxer from Ire­land, Paddy hit his first putt a bit too firm on the slick putting green and it rolled off the green into a small gar­den bed. He made the ad­just­ment on the next 2 putts which ended up closer to the hole.

His group was then called onto the 1st tee. His 3 part­ners on the tee, ready to hit off, looked around for Paddy. They fi­nally spot­ted him in the gar­den bed. “I’ve lost me ball” Paddy cries out. One part­ner sug­gests “Did ya check in all da holes- Paddy?”

An­other calls out “I tink I saw a Lep­rechaun take it and run awae.”

A great start to a game of golf, with laughs all around. But what we re­ally want to know is: Has any­one in the his­tory of golf ever lost a ball on the prac­tice putting green? David Hilde­brand, Hand­i­cap­per for Gaels So­cial Golf Club

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