the divot award is given each year at a family golf outing to the golfer who best exemplifies its spirit of unusual excellence.
it was originally inspired by my superhuman ability to dig out giant clods of dirt mounds the size of texas while inexplicably leaving the ball untouched but one doesn’t just have to dig divots to bring home the award. after losing it ( unfairly i might add ) for a couple of years, i earned it back after dropping the first two balls ( mulligan! ) off the very first tee into the same 6 foot mud puddle about 50 feet away on the golf cart path. the very best part is that one of the balls went missing in the diminuitive water hazard.