The Budha's Eighteenth Hole
THE BUDDHA'S EIGHTEENTH HOLE
BY JAMES P. CARSE
"I was only two over when I shanked that approach on six."
"Another six yards I would have been over the brow of the hill on thirteen, with a wedge to the green."
"You saw the way my goddam ball hun on the lip at three?"
"I still think I was in bounds on that ball I lost on eleven."
The gentlemen of the foursome were seated facing each other on the balcony of the clubhouse with a sweeping view of the course they had just played. The occasion is fictional, but it is also perfectly typical. Any golfer will be familiar with the experience, and will in fact have taken part in something similar scores of times......