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Do you pull the cheating bastard's ball out of your pocket and confront him with it or do you keep your mouth shut?
Pull his ball out and confront him
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Keep your mouth shut
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Toss his ball in the nearest bunker and step on it
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bkuehn1952

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: An ethics question

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What if you were playing in the club championship tournament finals and the match was halved at the end of 17 holes. You had the honor and hit your ball a modest 250 yards to the middle of the fairway, leaving a simple 6 iron to the pin. Your opponent then hits his ball, lofting it deep into the woods to the right of the fairway.

Being the golfing gentleman that you are, you help your opponent look for his ball. Just before the permitted five minute search period ends, your opponent says: "Go ahead and hit your second shot and if I don't find it in time, I'll concede the match."

You hit your ball, landing it on the green, stopping about ten feet from the pin. About the time your ball comes to rest, you hear your opponent exclaim from deep in the woods: "I found it!". The second sound you hear is a click, the sound of a club striking a ball and the ball comes sailing out of the woods and lands on the green, stopping no more than six inches from the hole.

Now here is the ethical dilemma:

Do you pull the cheating bastard's ball out of your pocket and confront him with it or do you keep your mouth shut?


I know this belongs under Jokes and/or Rules but I thought it was too good not to share with a larger audience. Wink
 
jev

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject:

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Ha ha! Good one!

It reminds me of this:
http://tightlies.tv/clueless-golfers/liar-and-a-cheater/
bkuehn1952

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:58 pm    Post subject:

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jev wrote:
Ha ha! Good one!

It reminds me of this:
http://tightlies.tv/clueless-golfers/liar-and-a-cheater/

@jev: Exactly! And it all goes back to "Goldfinger" and the switcheroo James Bond pulled on Auric Goldfinger.
 
legitimatebeef

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:18 pm    Post subject:

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Quite the dillemma it is. I would probably keep the ball in my pocket and probably vow to do a better job of cheating next time. Live by the gun die by the gun.
 
Duke of Hazards

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject:

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i like it!
joe jones
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:46 pm    Post subject: lost ball

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Why hit your second shot before he finds his. I would just say " you have a full five minutes to find your ball. I'll wait" Keep helping him. Once his time passes he must declare a lost ball and take the penalty. Rub of the green.
 
CeeBee

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:59 pm    Post subject:

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Joe has it right. I'll wait him out.
 
Bryan K

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:22 pm    Post subject:

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Okay...wait a second. How did his ball get into your pocket?
bkuehn1952

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject:

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Well, maybe I should have posted it under Golf Jokes after all. Confused
 
falcon50driver

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:03 pm    Post subject:

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Brian you're not blond by any chance are you?
 
player

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:44 pm    Post subject:

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yeah how did his ball get in your pocket?
sjduffers

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:13 am    Post subject:

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Some people are a little "slow", no?

The ball got in his pocket because he's a cheater too, hence the dilemma: call the other guy a cheater and reveal you are no better, or let it go... Yes, this could have been posted in the Jokes section, that might have given player a clue that this was a joke, or maybe not. Laughing
DougE

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:18 am    Post subject:

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sjduffers wrote:
Some people are a little "slow", no?

that might have given player a clue that this was a joke, or maybe not. Laughing


Way over his head.
bkuehn1952

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:17 am    Post subject:

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merlin3driver wrote:
Brian you're not blond by any chance are you?


I was a couple decades ago Wink
 
Bryan K

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject:

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I thought jokes were supposed to be funny.......
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