May 24, 2004

Champion blind golfer faces claims he can see.

The claims allegedly include video footage showing Morris, without a walking stick, crossing a road and avoiding cars and dogs. Apart from the footage, there are claims from residents in Newquay, England, that Morris inadvertently waved to them across a street.

Councillor Gary Redman claims Morris, who always wear glasses, once waved to him in the town centre. "I was flabbergasted. He was 30 feet (10m) away and he raised his arm to wave and then lowered it quickly as he realised what he had done," Cr Redman said.

Coast golfers and associates of Morris still believe the 61-year-old British blind golfer cannot see. One added: "If the bloke's not blind, he deserves an Academy Award for acting."

posted by justgary to golf at 07:45 PM - 6 comments

Is it inappropriate to ask what's his handicap?

posted by filthyboy at 08:06 PM on May 24, 2004

Handicap of 17. In other blind golfer news: Larry Ruttenberg, 89, recorded the first-ever hole-in-one at the new Gary Player-designed course. Besides advanced age, what makes Ruttenberg’s ace so remarkable is that he’s blind.

posted by justgary at 08:22 PM on May 24, 2004

"All I have to do is make people think I'm handicapped and I get a thousand dollars!"

posted by molafson at 11:36 PM on May 24, 2004

There's a really good golf joke somewhere in this story. I'm sure I've heard it before. Is the blind guy also a Rabbi? A man is playing his usual Sunday round at the club, only this time his wife came along - after hitting a bad tee shot on 8 the man was going to take a drop and a penalty when his wife noticed that he might have a shot after all. The man agreed and tried the shot. The ball caromed off a tree and struck his wife in the head, killing her instantly. A year later, the man is back at the same course playing with a friend when they came to the 8th hole, the man shuddered and his friend asked what was wrong. "Last year something awful happened to me on this hole." "What?" His friend asked. "I shot a 9."

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:39 AM on May 25, 2004

Heh. There's another one that goes: Tiger Woods runs into Stevie Wonder and begins telling him how much he loves his music. Stevie is very gracious and says he's a big fan of Tiger's golf game. Stevie tells Tiger that he too plays a little golf, and ain't half bad. Tiger thinks he's kidding, but Stevie tells him he'd love to take him on. Tiger agrees and asks "when?". Stevie shrugs his shoulders and says, "Don't make a difference to me. You name the night." O.k. Not that funny...

posted by justgary at 12:51 AM on May 25, 2004

Is it inappropriate to ask what's his handicap? Hahahaha! Brilliant, dude.

posted by Samsonov14 at 02:59 PM on May 25, 2004

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