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The Golf Club Auction

Based on a poem by an unknown poet and written for a friend who bought a club at a golf auction! 

It was old and scarred and the Auctioneer 
Thought it scarcely worth his while 
To waste much time with the old Mashie. 
So he held it up with a smile: 

"What do you bid good folks," he cried, 
"Who'll start bidding for me? 
A pound, a pound" then "Two only two? 
Two pounds and who'll make it three? 

Three pounds once; three pounds twice; 
Going for three" but no: 
From the back of the crowd an athletic young man 
Said, "Please let me give it a go." 

Then wiping the dirt from the old Mashie, 
And placing a ball on the ground, 
He hit it as far as the eye could see, 
And said, "I guess it's worth more than a pound." 

The ball came to rest and the Auctioneer, 
With  a voice that was quiet with awe 
Said, "What am I bid for this old Mashie? 
You all know what we just saw! 

A thousand pounds so who'll make it two? 
Two thousand and who'll make it three? 
Three thousand once, three thousand twice; 
And going and gone!" said he. 

The crowd all cheered but some of them said, 
"We do not quite understand? 
"What changed its worth?" Swift came the reply; 
The touch of the Master's hand." 

Copyright © Robert Davidson | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 8/27/2016 10:14:00 AM

    Marvelous!! Great poem!
  1. Date: 6/17/2016 7:15:00 AM

    That story rings a bell but so cool to see it done with GOLF!!!
  1. Date: 4/18/2016 2:56:00 PM

    Great write Robert.. I have never played golf.. but this made me smile..
  1. Date: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 PM

    Great humour here Robert:-) I am sure our rcent Master's winner won't be short of a bob or two after his win - his family are set up for life hw wonderful:-) hugs jan xx