68: The Best Golfer Tantrum of All Time

68: The Best Golfer Tantrum of All Time

From Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tales of Golf and Sport

The Best Golfer Tantrum of All Time

Workers at the Riverside Golf and Country Club in Portland, Oregon, were taking down some of the golf course’s towering poplars when they came upon evidence of what appeared to be the enraged-golfer tantrum of all time. Forty feet up in one tree was a 10-iron that looked as though it had been thrown right through a ten-inch branch.

Closer examination, however, revealed that the club, which is of the era when they first started making steel shafts, was probably thrown about forty years ago. It seems to have lodged in a high crotch in the tree, and since that terrible moment, the branch has grown around the club and the poplar itself has grown taller.

The cut section of tree—complete with club—will be kept on display at the pro shop.

~Rod Patterson
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