Sunday, June 17, 2012
Another amazing unexplainable occurrence. Out on the golf course for the MGMG tournament last weekend. Playing a Texas Scramble format. In a foursome including one of Mike's friends, a cabin neighbour. The two of them spending much time together over the years. Including occasionally golfing together on this same course. This young man, a passable golfer, now teeing off at #7, our final hole. Taking his drive with a Nike brand ball. Pulling the shot, causing the ball to veer off to the left. Assuming to find it less than a third of the way down this 435 yard fairway, somewhere in the rough. All four of us searching for quite some time, without any luck. Finally leaving it, and finishing out that hole. Then both carts making their way back to the clubhouse to meet up with all the others who had already completed the course. His sister and I leading the way along the #8 fairway. Spotting a ball up ahead. Lying out in plain view. Driving closer to investigate. Realizing it was a Nike ball! Doing the math. Coming up short. What we were looking at seemed impossible. Well over 5o0 yards to this spot. At least 150 yards further than a pro would make. The second cart soon joining us. The young man confirming it was his ball. All of us looking at each other, completely dumbfounded. A sign from Mike to his friend? One currently going through some personal challenges. The four of us returning to the parking lot. Sharing our story with fellow golfers. Trying to comprehend the experience. Laughing at the playfulness and impressive nature of that event.