Talking to golf balls

 

Sir, – I’m surprised at the many correspondents who wonder why anyone talks to, shouts at, or tries to reason with golf balls, the thrust of their argument being that it won’t make the ball go where you want it to. The same can be said of hitting it, but no one asks about that. – Yours, etc,

BRIAN O’BRIEN,

Kinsale,

Co Cork.

Sir, – Perhaps one should simply address a golf ball thus, “Welcome to the club.”– Yours, etc,

TOM GILSENAN,

Beaumont,

Dublin 9.

Sir, – A very useful tactic if your golf ball is misbehaving is simply to consign it to the nether regions of the golf bag and replace it with a more obedient one. If this still doesn’t work, then you can always send it into the nearest water hazard! – Yours, etc,

TADHG McCARTHY,

Bray,

Co Wicklow.