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& Joe Play Putt Putt
Joe, Al, Dave Berens, Steve McKenzie and Mike Howard started to
go play putt Putt a few times. Most people have fun and are laid
back when they go play putt putt, but not Joe. It was quite an
experience when we went to play. The first time we went was pretty
much uneventful, but the next time Joe got a little wound up.
There was a group of slow moving people in front of us, and they
refused Joeís nice attempt to see if we could play through. Well,
Joe sets up his ball, and yells four. For those of you not familiar
with golf. Four is yelled out to warn other golfers that a golf
ball has been launched. Well Joe sails a golf ball as hard as
he can straight through the crowd in front of us. Needless to
say they let us play through after this.
Probably the next time we played
Joe wasnít doing so well. Well, he was beating the metal border
that houses the green with his golf club. He in one irate out
break, breaks the club. He walks up to the counter and tosses
the broken club on the counter and walks off with another one.
Amazingly the people didnít say a word to him. We go to one hole
and itís about his sixth shot on the hole, and he just launches
the ball probably 200 yards to the parking lot of an industrial
building. He gets a look on his face of like this is fun. So he
goes up the counter and grabs a pail of balls and we each take
a turn to see who can hit the ball the farthest. After this round
Steve Mckenzie states, ďIím never going to play with Joe again.Ē
I'm just glad this place didn't have wind mills to contend with.
That would not have been a pretty site. I think the last straw
for playing at this course came when we were almost finished up,
and Joe was having much trouble on the 18th hole. Well he hits
the ball as hard as he can into the lobby area where there is
a birthday party for a seven year old. I remember this very well
since the ball struck the large sheet cake with the big seven
number on it. The mother did not take this well. The putt putt
people not only asked us to leave, but to never come back......
to any putt putt place.
The next memorable miniature golf
moment I have with Joe is when the Johnson City mall got an indoor
course. It was a putt putt knock off, and since we had been banned
from the actual putt putt, we thought this would be fun. It had
a tall two story ceiling and had a mountain type scenario. We
were being good. We hadn't broken anything half way through the
round. I chip one and it pops up a good 20 feet. Joe gets that
look on his face. The I'm insane, and you should never let me
get bored look. Well, we started trying to chip the ball into
the ceiling. By no means was this an easy task. We actually got
a few to stick and went to get new balls a few times. On one attempt
the guy their had called for a manager who asked us to leave.
He didn't just ask us to leave, he sort of begged us to and threw
in some tokens to the arcade in the mall if we leave without making
a further scene. Heck the novelty had worn off so we went and
threw away some money at the arcade.