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Greetings Golfers,

Have you ever played golf with someone who sucked the energy out of your group?

All of a sudden your driver felt like it weighed a hundred pounds?

You were playing with a vampire.

They live amongst us.

They can appear charming. But not always … most just give off a vibe of superiority. They can’t help it. To them, we’re just dumb animals … but they need us for their supply … be it  food/energy/money/etc. Not so much for food (they usually aren’t cannibals) … but definitely for energy and money and power.

These creatures never help. Not really. And they don’t really believe that people ever do the right thing for the right reason. Altruism is a concept that they cannot comprehend.

They are especially successful with people who are afraid to trust their gut instincts. Many kind people try to be open-minded even though their gut is telling them that someone is not a good person. I get it. But, if the alarms keep ringing … it’s wise to be wary. Maybe even wrap a scarf around your neck … those vampire teeth probably can’t bite through a scarf.

They can be clever and persuasive. They make it seem right that they can suck your blood … that somehow it’s their “right”. And if you don’t let them … you’re the bad guy.

Well … they need to be stood-up to. Not necessarily driving a stake through their heart … but stopped. And then … avoided.

I know that’s hard to do when you’re trapped with one of them on the golf course. 

Golf should be an escape from the craziness of the modern world … and a chance to rejuvenate. Not 4 hours of energy depletion. 

A few months ago, I saw a billboard with a big picture of a real estate agent. She looked like a vampire. I was surprised that there wasn’t blood dripping from her teeth. 

And she didn’t look mean. I think she thought how she looked was “classy”. 

What I’m trying to say is that looks can be deceiving. My gut says that she’s a nice person who is misguided and thinks that the vampire look is big-time.

I know vampires who do not look like the stereo-typical vampire.

So here’s my advice:


  • Do not deny evil … evil exists

  • Trust your gut

  •  Play more golf (without vampires)


Tom Abts
GM/Head PGA Professional
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