Writing Prompt – Golf has gone extreme

6 Oct

I just found a whole long list of writing prompts and I’m so excited about it. I am hoping to do these at least every few weeks, or whenever my brain is just stuck!!! Hope you enjoy.


prompt : Reinvent Golf as an extreme sport

He couldn’t remember how he had gotten into this. All his life he had told himself that he would never, ever get into an extreme sport. and now, here he was – playing golf. Golf had become an extreme sport about twenty-five years ago. People died over this game. Gone were the days of polite clapping and khaki pants – these days the spectators were almost a part of the game, screaming out which club to use, the distance to the hole and even getting in fistfights. The players had changed just as much – they were in it to win it, no matter what. The courses had been the first things to change though – cliffs on one side and a deep lake on the other added to the adrenaline rush of getting your small ball onto the green in the center.

And that’s what had changed – people wanted a bigger adrenaline rush from this sport. A bit of danger. A bit of daring – and a whole lot of betting.

Betting.That’s what had turned him off from it in the first place. He could still remember it so clearly –  being six years old, his old man a golfer. That day his old man had slapped his worn-out hat on his head, nodded at the boy and headed out to play for the right to keep their home. His old man had lost. And so, they had packed up and moved out – to the side of town that he had never been allowed to go to before. Food was scarce, school didn’t happen anymore and he hated it. All because his dad had been unable to resist that one lousy bet.

But now, ten years later, he found himself on the green, a club in his hand and a feeling of dread in his stomach. Golf. Who would have thought it would come to this.


4 Responses to “Writing Prompt – Golf has gone extreme”

  1. ygladney October 6, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

    WOW! Talk about an “extreme” sport! This was very well written and his father took an extreme measure by betting the home and the result of such changed their lives.

    This reminds me of how we judge what some people do over what we do. One would never consider golf an extreme sport, but, the betting side of the sport…

    Yes Ma’am, you’ve just reminded me of a powerful lesson, there is some extremity to all we do, proceed with caution.

    Thanks Beautiful!

    The Peony Project


    • booksnbakery October 7, 2014 at 8:13 am #

      thank you thank you yulunda! it was fun to write (and i couldn’t really figure out a way other than betting to make it extreme. heh!)


  2. Genevieve October 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm #

    I’ve said it before but just let me say it again.. wow! You are a great writer! Hope to see lots more of these on here!


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