They seek [it] here, they seek [it] there … by golftragic

They seek [it] here, they seek [it] there …

But it's not the Scarlet Pimpernel, just a pesky golf ball. Definitely not a award-winning photo but it sure tells a story. Taken from the red (women's) tee while we waited for these blokes to give up their futile search. In the background is the 13th Beach Life-Saving Clubhouse (nothing to do with the golf club but situated on the 13th Beach dunes overlooking the Southern Ocean.
Now if I played golf, and the ball wasn't obvious- it would probably be behind me! Thats the sort of quality golf I seem to play! This course definitely has a look of beside the sea - could be NZ!
August 27th, 2020  
Don't you just hate playing behind men who keep on searching for a missing ball?
August 27th, 2020  
oh why do they not just give up hahahaha
August 27th, 2020  
@maggiemae Thanks MM. NZ has fabulous golf courses, we've played quite a few of 'em, and would love to do so again.
August 27th, 2020  
@ludwigsdiana As men always seem to do Diana - as you'd well know. Whereas women hit a provisional and get on with it. In summer we often see men chest deep in the dry swamp reeds (and snakes) where no sane woman would go.
August 27th, 2020  
@annied Men seem to have forgotten that the factories are still making golf balls! See my comment to @ludwigsdiana
August 27th, 2020  
Ha - sure does tell a story!
August 27th, 2020  
@golftragic hahahahaha
August 27th, 2020  
Great story telling shot!!
August 27th, 2020  
Nice to see the course, and I’ve learnt something about the politics of golf. I seem to remember when women could not play when men were there, and even then, a couple of paltry times when they permitted it.
August 27th, 2020  
It certainly tells a story.
August 27th, 2020  
My husband came home from cutting trees for firewood the other day and had some poison ivy on his arms. I suggested putting on some product I bought for him that dries it up rather quickly but two days it was still on his arm and spreading. One look told me why- the stuff was barely on there! I said, "You need to put a lot more than that on there if you want it to go away." Last night (after following my suggestion begrudgingly) he admitted that he hadn't put enough on and my suggestion was working. Men- you gotta love 'em. Unless they're futility searching for something like a golf ball! haha Can you request to play through? Good shot!
August 27th, 2020  
Ahhh! Men and their balls!!!! Sorry - couldn't resist :)
August 27th, 2020  
balls, don't leave home without it! 😂
August 28th, 2020  
@pamknowler Thanks Pam. I think I need to buy a new P&S camera, mine died a while back. Carting my Fuji around in the golf cart is a pain.
August 28th, 2020  
@ethelperry You're quite right Ethel, I wrote an article on that very subject when I was at Deakin. If I can find digital copy I'll whizz it to you. There's still a few neanderthal males around, but they've mostly either converted or died. The club we belong to is very much a 21st-century place, no such thing as 'ladies' days' or 'mens' days', it's any combo any day with men and women each in their separate comps, of course. Works well too.
August 28th, 2020  
@olivetreeann Men and women definitely come from different planets Ann. Our brains work in totally different ways. So far as playing through goes, men will rarely let women through, but women will let men through. Not because they're men, but because we want them off our tails and/or we're hunting for a lost ball.
August 28th, 2020  
@gilbertwood Boom, boom!
August 28th, 2020  
@summerfield Hahahahahaha!!!
August 28th, 2020  
Lol, stubborn men
August 28th, 2020  
@joysabin You're only allowed 3 minutes to search for a ball but some guys regularly flout that rule and ignore the people waiting behind them.
August 28th, 2020  
Drives me nuts for endless ball searching. On the island, we call it the BI Ball Exchange? Go in, look for a ball, find out and use it, no penalty. But so many spend inordinate amounts of time looking for their own ball.
August 29th, 2020  
@taffy We don't do a ball exchange, but we women hit a ball into deep trouble we all play a provisional right away. And if it's gone where the elephants go to die it's just 'forget it' and play the provisional. Only silly men who hunt fruitlessly forever, usually the older men too who should know better.
August 29th, 2020  
When we were living in Brunei, we wondered about men endlessly searching for their balls, until we learned that most of them were betting golf-games, you would like to search a bit longer when it’s a 100 $ a hole 😉
August 29th, 2020  
Great candid. It must be rather frustrating having to wait around whilst others are bundu-bashing seeking out little white balls
August 29th, 2020  
@momamo Yes, that's a point Monique. Some of our blokes bet on games too. What a mugs' game that'd be. The golf goddess is very fickle when it comes to distributing her favours. The biggest bet I've ever seen in a women's game is a small-value ($10?) lotto ticket (proceeds if any are always shared with the others in that group) or lowest/highest score buys the coffees.
August 30th, 2020  
@salza Very, very, very much so Sally. Gets even worse when the group behind our waiting group arrives champing at the bit about 'slow play' and blaming us - unless they can actually see the culprits.
August 30th, 2020  
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