I have been playing golf with the same men for over two years who call themselves the Magpies. They have a tradition of awarding the player with the low score of the day a putter used by a former Magpie named Joe Dan who is now deceased in keeping the memory of Joe Dan alive. The great thing about the putter is that Joe Dan bought it at a yard sale for $3, yet used it so effectively on the green that he won many a round. In all the time I have played with the Magpies I have never achieved the low score of the day until this past Tuesday. Now the truth be told, they do spot me 5 strokes per round as official handicaps are not used in our golf rounds. However, even with the 5 strokes it has taken me a year and a half to earn the right to own the putter until the next round.
Joe Dan Putter07102015 (hmm, this is a link to a pdf of the scorecard vs the picture of the scorecard I thought it would be.)
And here is the presentation by the previous round’s winner: Lonnie, the “Scrambler” Graeber.
When I went to play on Thursday I brought the putter with me should it be needed to present to that day’s winner, but lo and behold somehow I pulled it off again and kept the putter!