Sandbaggers Anonymous

For Golfers and non golfers. Sandbagging isn't just a golfing set of tricks.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Know your story

At the University of North Carolina, there were four sophomores taking
Chemistry and all of them had an "A" so far. These four friends were so
confident that the weekend before finals, they decided to visit some friends
and have a big party. They had a great time, but after all the hearty
partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until
early Monday morning.

Rather than taking the final then, they decided that after the final they
would explain to their professor why they missed it.

They would say that they visited friends but on the way back they had a flat tire.

As a result, they missed the final.
The Professor agreed they could make up the final the next day.

The guys were excited and relieved.

They studied that night for the exam.
The day of the exam the Professor placed them in separate rooms and gave them each a test

They quickly answered the first problem worth 5 points.

Cool, they thought!

Each one in a separate room, thinking this was going to be easy.
Then they turned the page...

On the second page was written:

"For 95 points: Which tire?" ? ? ?

(I didn't make this up - a friend sent it to me and I have no idea who wrote it.
If I did know the author's name, you would find it here.)

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Frey's Fray

So a writer, James Frey, published his 'non-fiction' book and after it received high flying air wave publicity on Oprah W's show, the story was discovered to contain emblishments to the diversity and intensity and involvement of his prior bad acts.
He initially submitted the book as 'fiction' but an editor told him it would sell better as 'non-fiction'.
Sounds to me as if he and his team have the classic Sandbagger attribute. -I'll show you I'm worse than I am, and eventually, I'll see an increase in my pocket change.-

And the editor embellished the description of the book. or rather failed to add one word. 'creative.'

Now readers (some) are annoyed at being duped into believing the book contained only facts.
Is the writer a sandbagger? Or are the editor, the publisher, and the writer all sandbaggers?
It might be possible that they are all in cahoots and making a ton of pocket change and giggling all the way to the bank.

Maybe the Frey book should have been labeled as 'creative non-fiction'

Monday, January 02, 2006

perfect excuses to excel at Vacation golf

I spent 12 wonderful days in Florida and experienced some
wonderful excuses for playing like a bagger.

1. borrowed clubs with shiny slippery grips
2. haven't played in 3 months
3. spikes on my new golf shoes are too high
4. the red on my new golf shoes is too bright
5. all my golf balls have been pre-loved

then after I had new grips put on the borrowed clubs,
1. these grips feel sticky.

enjoy your excuses.