To his surprise the old man played fairly quickly. He didn't hit the ball far, but plodded along consistently and didn't waste much time. In fact he was 1 shot ahead at the end of the seventh. They reached the eighth fairway and both players landed in a bunker. The old guy said "When I was your age I could put this in the hole 9 out of ten times". With this the old man just missed but putted out with his next shot. This infuriated the young man but to his unbelievable belief he holed it from the bunker and they were even. To himself he said that should shut him up.
Finally, they reached the 9th fairway and the young man found himself with a tough shot. There was a large pine tree right in front of his ball - and directly between his ball and the green. After several minutes of debating how to hit the shot the old man finally said, "You know, when I was your age I'd hit the ball right over that tree." With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard, hit the ball up, right smack into the top of the tree trunk and it thudded back on the ground not a foot from where it had originally lay.
The old man offered one more comment, "Of course, when I was your age that pine tree was only 3 feet tall."
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