Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

▶ Here’s the out­line of a first-per­son golf story. Read and learn.

Stan got bit by a snake dur­ing our golf trip in Lim­popo. It was on the fourth hole at Mam­poer Coun­try Club. He snaps one into the bush and goes af­ter it. Doesn’t even scream. He just runs back to the fair­way, takes a drop and hits. The bites are pin­holes. One of the snake’s bro­ken fangs is stick­ing out of one of them. But Stan wants to fin­ish the hole. An­other guy in our four­ball calls 10111. The paramedics meet us at the club­house – af­ter we fin­ish the round. Stan didn’t play any­more that trip, but he’s fine. Still has the fang and keeps it in his bag for good luck.

See what we did? The story was told back­wards, punch line first, and kept in the present tense, as though it’s hap­pen­ing now. And bless­edly, it was over in less than two min­utes.

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