The Lutheran Pastor was well known as an avid golfer. One exceptionally wonderful Sunday morning, he just had to play golf. Feigning sickness, he convinced the Associate Pastor to lead worship. As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, the pastor headed to a golf course about forty miles away. Setting up on the first tee, he was alone and far enough from his parish no one would know. About this time, Saint Peter leaned over to God. “Are you going to let him get away with this?”
There was a golf tournament in Knoxville, Tennessee that had a fascinating ending. It was a hole-in-one tournament. The rules said that whoever came closest to getting a hole-in-one on the 90-yard hole was the winner. You didn’t have to actually make a hole-in-one to win. Just be close.