How Many Shots are in a Fifth of Scotch?

Hey Everyone. Took a little time off from the blog as the hockey season ended. Thanks to everyone who have asked me to get back to it.
I know it is the end of June and as we know, Hockey no longer takes a break. Lots going on with the NHL Draft, Free Agency and all sorts of young players trying to figure out where they are going to play, but I always think we should step back and take a break from the game.
That is why this week’s blog will be about what most good hockey players love…..Golf!! Enjoy!!!!
How many shots are in a fifth of Scotch?
The following is not intended to offend fans of tennis, basketball, baseball or football. It is, rather, an attempt to put everything in its proper perspective.
Ever wonder why golf is growing in popularity and why people who don’t even play golf go to tournaments or watch it on tv? The following truisms might shed some light.

-Golfers don’t have some of their players in jail each week.
-Golfers don’t kick dirt on, or throw bottles at other people.
-Professional golfers get paid in direct proportion to how well they play.
-Golfers don’t get per diem and two seats on a charter flight when they travel between tournaments.
-Golfers don’t hold out or demand new contracts, because of another player’s deal.
-Professional golfers don’t demand that the taxpayers pay for the courses on which they play.
-When golfers make a mistake, nobody is there to cover for them or back them up.
-the PGA raises more money for charity in 1 year than the NFL does in 2.
-you can watch the world’s best golfers up close at any tournament, including the majors, all day every day for $30-$50. Even the nose bleed section a ticket to the Super Bowl will cost you over $350.00, $1500 from a scalper……
-Try this at a taxpayer funded stadium, bring a soft drink into it and they’ll give you two options….get rid of it or leave.
-in golf you cannot fail 70% of the time and make $10 million a season, like the best baseball players do.(.300 batting average)
-Golfers keep their clothes on while they are being interviewed.
-Golf doesn’t have free agency. In their prime, Palmer, Nicklaus, Norman and other stars, would shake your hand and say they were happy to meet you. In his prime Jose Conseco wore a shirt that read “Leave me alone.”
-at a golf tournament you won’t hear a steady stream of four letter words and nasty name calling while you are hoping no one spills beer on you.
-golf courses don’t ruin the neighborhood.

And finally……here is a little piece of golfing history that you might enjoy. Ever wonder why there are 18 holes instead of 20, 10 or an even dozen?
During a discussion among the club’s membership board at St. Andrews in 1858, a senior member pointed out that it takes exactly 18 shots to polish off a fifth of Scotch. By limiting himself to only one shot of Scotch per hole, the Scot figured a round of golf was finished when the Scotch ran out.
Enjoy the off season!!!!!!!

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