An old golfer was standing in front of the first tee box, ready to take his shot. The hole was a tough one, surrounded almost completely by water. And the golfer was wondering if he should use an old golf ball, or a new one.
He decided the hole was just too precarious, so he reached in his bag and pulled out an old ball he could afford to lose. After placing it gently on the tee, he heard a voice above him say loudly, “Use the new ball!”
Frightened, he replaced the old ball with the new one and approached the tee. And again he heard the voice from above shouting, “Take a practice swing!”
The golfer obeyed the voice, stepped backward, and took a big practice swing. Feeling more confident, he approached the tee one more time when the voice again rang out, “Never mind, use the old ball!”