Gary Player in a Sand Trap
Do you know who Gary Player is? He was one of the “Big Three,” along with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, in professional golf in the sixties and seventies. He won nine majors, including the Masters three times.
My Aunt Peggy and Uncle Charlie were staying at a golf resort in Florida. As they were heading to the first tee one morning, they passed a sand trap in the practice area. Gary Player had planted himself in this bunker with a huge bag of balls.
He was practicing.
From the sweat stains on his shirt, it looked like he’d been in there for a couple of hours.
Charlie and Peg teed off on their round. The course was crowded and play was slow; it took my aunt and uncle five hours to finish. When they walked off the eighteenth green, they passed the same sand trap where they had seen Gary Player in the morning.
Player was still there practicing.
Art is work.