You can lie, but you'll get punished

by Peter Dickinson

This story is part of our 'Embarrassing Golf Stories' series, featuring tales from luxury hotel guests which were sent in for our travel writing competition.

Photo by Peter Gorges.


One not so sunny July afternoon about 15 years ago, when I worked for an IFA practice as a trainee, myself and a couple of colleagues skived off for the afternoon to have a game of golf.

Things were going very well until we were teeing off the tenth green (think it was the tenth) at Sherdley Park in St Helens. As I was preparing to play my tee shot, we heard a call of fore from a group of golfers high up on the previous hole, so we all ducked and covered our heads and waited and waited. We stood up and to my surprise a huge thud hit the middle of my head and it burst open.

My friends thought it quite funny although blood was gushing down my face. I had to go to hospital and have staples put in, which were very painful. Needless to say that when I went back to work, I just said that I had banged my head on a cupboard and they believed me. The moral of the story; be sure your sins will find you out!

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