Golf With Sponge Bob

Sometimes you just need to turn it loose and go a little crazy. I broke down and bought a sleeve of Sponge Bob Squarepants golf balls. For those of you with kids, you know what I am talking about. Those without, well , Sponge Bob is a cartoon character, a sponge that is somewhat of a nimrod. He is yellow with big eyes.  The balls are of course yellow, with big eyes.

I started using them to putt with as kind of a gag.  Terry Hancock, a frequent playing partner of mine, liked the gag so much that he bought a sleeve for himself and we started using them for scrambles and stuff. We would talk to the balls saying stuff like, "look over there at that hole in the ground and go get into it." We shortened the name to Bobby and would congratulate Bobby when he would go in.  I played in Houston in a draw tournament with three African American gentlemen and when I brought Bobby out they looked at me like I had lost my ever loving mind! Bobby started going into the hole and after a while I got chewed out because I had forgotten to line Bobby’s eyes up with the hole! They were totally in to the whole spiel.  

Sponge Bob Square Pants Golf Ball

I played another tournament with my brother-in-law Larry and Terry.  We were yelling and cutting up and hollering stuff like, "way to go Bobby". Larry commented that he didn’t understand all this Bobby stuff - he has no kids.

You might want to try something similar to this at your next outing. After all, isn’t the object of a round of golf to have a little fun!

Tank "The Restless Golfer"