Have you ever played in an golf outing that gave out terrible prizes or goodie bags?
See if you can top this:
In my previous job at an advertising agency, I played in a golf outing hosted by one of our clients, a food company.
On one of the par threes, I hit a perfect 6-iron to about four feet and proceeded to win the closest-to-the-pin prize.
My colleagues could barely contain their laughter when they told me what I’d won:
My prize was a year’s supply of...lima beans.
(I assume you've had 'em, so you know it was effectively a lifetime supply.)
This definitely trumped my previous "worst golf prize/gift," a hideous Michelob Ultra-logoed golf bag.
If those lima beans aren't the worst golf outing prize ever, I don’t know what is. But if you can top it in the comments, I’ll send you a can!
If there’s a happy ending to this story, it’s the comfort of knowing that not every golf tournament gift or prize is a dud.
In fact, a lot of them can be pretty useful.
For example, my current rain suit is a hand-me-down from the “swag bag” at a corporate golf outing my father attended some years ago.
And my go-to reversible windbreaker came from a pro-am my father played in back when the Travelers Championship was still known as the Greater Hartford Open.
I got to tag along with him that day and remember how much fun it was being inside the ropes at a PGA Tour event. Putting it on always brings good memories.
Speaking of memories, I'd love to hear yours -- what are the best and worst outing or tournament prizes/gifts you've received?
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