Sunday, June 23, 2019

5 golfers shot dead on Santa Maria course

Amateur golfers are known to cheat and bend or break the rules
As they endure the agony of trying to put a small ball into the hole with their expensive tools
A mulligan to rehit an out of bounds errant slice or a lost ball found and given a better lie
Or to protect and enhance a handicap great scores to not report and straight faced deny
Pros are paragons of virtue and honesty and their self transgressions they report
No wonder it is viewed as a play by the rules sport
Unlike hockey with gloves dropped and fists in combat raised
Or football with fights after hits after whistled plays
The news today in Santa Maria came as a total shock
Tempers at a mobile home golf course were unlocked
When the dust cleared 5 golfers including the shooter were dead
Shooter’s mobile home burning as the fire to others spread
We know not yet what bets were at stake
Only that degeneration into shooting is a big mistake
The cause of the argument is not yet in
But when guns are involved all lose and no one wins
The pros are limited to 14 clubs none of which can fire a shot
Sad that a round of golf means on that day five farms were bought
© June 23, 2019 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet

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