Karmic Footprint

P1030035Carol is a Fluffer.  No, not that kind of Fluffer (dirty minds)!   She fluffs her shots on the golf course.  When she’s in the rough or a footprint in a bunker (and thinks no one is looking) she puts her club behind her ball, then with a little flick, rolls the ball, fluffing it up onto a better lie.

I caught her dead to rights once.  After she fluffed, she realized I was standing right there looking at her.  She tried to defend herself — “I really want to make par here and the ball was buried.”  I replied, “Why don’t you just pick it up and put it in the hole for a birdie?”

My sarcasm had no effect, but then one day, because the universe demands it, Karma struck Carol.  In a huge match which was all square (tied) on the last hole, Carol put her shot into a footprint in the greenside bunker that Andre the Giant could have made.   But with others watching, she couldn’t fluff.

She flubbed the shot and lost the match.

I wasn’t happy about this…. I like Carol.  I’m smart enough not to play her in a money match, but I wasn’t rooting against her. But after she lost I just couldn’t help but think that Karma has a way of taking care of things – even on the golf course.


PS:  Maybe I’ll write a future blog about the dilemma of being friends with someone who cheats.




  1. Margaret June 30, 2015 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    The crazy thing is that if she had practiced those lies instead of fluffing, she may have had the shot in her bag!
    Love your posts!

  2. Patrice Franco June 30, 2015 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Ah…we’ve all been in one of these wonderful lies – and just this Saturday at Bethpage Black! I have no sympathy for the fluffer – she joins the ranks of us honest golfers who without bad luck, would have no luck at all. And yes, Karma even follows those who cheat – so stay tuned!

  3. Al JInete June 30, 2015 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    I’m looking forward to the next column about how to remain friends with a cheater.

  4. Matt July 6, 2015 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    Great post! People should know karma comes back to bite you in the butt. I bet she hasn’t fluffed since. 🙂

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