Talking to golf balls

 

Sir, – The reason I and many other golfers shout instructions at our golf ball after we have driven it off the tee box is because it is a more acceptable alternative to cursing in frustration and embarrassing our playing partners. – Yours, etc,

RODNEY DEVITT,

Sandymount,

Dublin 4 .

Sir, – I recall being told of an incident in a Cork golf club, where a member of a three-ball was urging the putt of a fellow player into the hole, being told by the putt-taker, “Don’t talk to my ball”. The putt-taker was known subsequently by the name “Don’t talk to my ball”. – Yours, etc,

LIAM O’MAHONY,

Bishopstown,

Cork.