My friend Bill and I were paired with two strangers on The Red Course at Bethpage. The round was excruciatingly slow. When we got to the 8th green, we could see the group on the 11th tee box had 4 – yes, you read that right, 4 – holes open in front of them. And the group behind them wasn’t pushing them, so we knew they were just as slow.
Joe, one of the strangers we were paired with, said, “It’s the Koreans that make golf so slow.” I asked, “What Koreans?” He said, “It’s always the Koreans”. I said, pointing to the group on the 11th tee box, “But those are 4 white guys”. Then I added, pointing to the second slow group “And those are 4 white guys.”
But he wouldn’t give up. In fact, he got testy and shot back, […]