TO BE A SUPERB GOLFER
Three men were approaching the first tee, when another man came running over and asked if he could join them. The 3 agreed,
and they played all 18 holes. The newcomer had a poor score, but the three original players each had scores that were of professional quality.
Sitting at the coffee house after the game the newcomer asked how they had played so well.
‘”Well,” said one of them, “we are all religious Jews. We attend all services, belong to B’nai B’rith, teach Sunday School, do our daily rituals, and are active in the temple. Therefore, God has bestowed our talent for golf to where we have become excellent players.”
The newcomer asked, “If I converted to Judaism and did all those things you do, do you think I could become an excellent player like you three?”
“Of course,” was the answer.So, he joined a temple, converted and began to do all the things a religious Jewish person would do.
The 4 men continued to meet and monitor his progress.
After several months, they noticed no improvement in his game, and even the new convert began to complain about the lackof progress. “I don’t understand it,” he said. I do everything as you told me, and yet there is no improvement in my game.”
“Well,” said one of the others, “Which temple do you belong to?”
“Temple Beth Shalom,” he answered.
“That’s the problem,” answered one of them. “That one’s for Tennis.”