On our annual golf trip I'm always the guy who is in charge. The serious one who makes sure everyone is on time, no one gets hurt and the house or hotel we stay in is left in one piece. This is probably the reason no one suspected I would play a joke on the first tee just steps away from the clubhouse and starters. Did it work? See the results below:
(Sorry for the footage, it was taken with an iPhone)
How Did I Get Them To Do It
This took a little creativity. The first guy, Mac from 999 Places Blog, had just traveled 30 hours from Singapore to make our annual golf trip. I'm sure the sleep deprivation had something to do with it but as we rode over to the first tee I gave him a heartfelt talk on how much it meant to us that he made the trip and this is what our golf trips are all about. I then asked him to hit a ceremonial ball to open up the golf trip. I told him it didn't count and it was just like opening ceremonies at the olympics, just let it fly. He may never believe another word I say to him.
Pulling this off a second time was a little trickier. This time we had to wait for my uncle to put his tee in the ground with the ball on it. Once he did that, Mac (the very same guy who we pulled the first prank on) distracted him by asking him for an interview on camera. While giving his interview I went behind him and swapped out his Pinnacle Gold for my exploding golf ball... you see the result.
It's a great practical joke to play on any golfer and it got a good laugh both times. It doesn't do any damage to the golf course or the club, just a little dust that can be wiped off. Each ball costs about $3.50 but it's likely I'll buy them in bulk going forward, I enjoyed this way too much.