After a particularly poor game of golf, a popular club member skipped the
clubhouse and started to go home. As he was walking to the parking lot to
get his car, a policeman stopped him and asked, "Did you tee off on the
sixteenth hole about twenty minutes ago?"
"Yes," the golfer responded.
"Did you happen to hook your ball so that it went over the trees and off the
"Yes, I did. How did you know?" he asked.
"Well," said the policeman very seriously, "Your ball flew out onto the
highway and crashed through a driver's windshield. The car went out of
control, crashing into five other cars and a fire truck. The fire truck
couldn't make it to the fire, and the building burned down. So, what are you
going to do about it?"
The golfer thought it over carefully and responded... "I think I'll close my
stance a little bit, tighten my grip and lower my right thumb."