Monday, August 17

10E2468: Episcopal Golf Rules

Unexpectedly attended church last Sunday but fortunately it was 'summer chapel' and bright colors are almost required. "The Uniform" of khakis, blue blazer and no socks was in effect for most of the gentleman of a certain age, yes. Fantastic.

The rev' started with a great bit about Episcopal Golf Rules. It fit perfectly with the crowd and the sunny day. Pimms #1 on the lawn afterwards did not hurt either.
Whenever you begin to play a round let your fellow golfers know you will be playing by Episcopal Rules. The Biblical proof text for this wildly popular method is Psalm 34:5. "Those who look to God are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame." This of course presupposes one goes to church before playing golf...

So if your golf game has ever brought shame, try this new approach. The foundational premise is that everyone should feel included and valued not matter what. The most important attribute in scoring is one's intention, not necessarily the result. So when putting for par, if the ball should just happen to fall into the cup it is a Birdie. If the ball touches the cup is it par. If the ball comes within 3 to 6 inches of the cup it is a bogie. If it comes within 6 to 12 inches it is a double bogie. Anything else is a triple bogie.

At the end of the game everyone's score is added up together and divided by the number of players plus three more for the Holy Trinity. So simple and it is sure does improve your handicap...


State of Vermont needlepoint belt. Well played sir.