A recent round of golf found me and a few links loving friends teeing off on a new and unfamiliar course. Like many courses, the first hole of this course was right near the driving range. But due to lax maintenance, there was a gaping hole in the net, resulting in a small patch off to the right of the fairway littered with range balls. Now, the first tee of any hole is always known for producing bad drives, but my friend had the particularly bad luck of slicing just enough so that his drive landed right smack in the middle of this patch of range balls. It took him a while to finally find his ball, and when he did, he then had to fervently clear out range balls to give himself enough of a lie to hit his own ball successfully. Ironically, he might have avoided all this with a bit more time at the range.
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