Daily Joke: Pope and Priest Play Golf in a Thunderstorm

Two clergymen decided to hit the golf course to do some catching up. One was a priest, while the other was a pope.

It so happened that the priest had a pre-scheduled appointment to officiate his close friend's wedding on that same day. But the priest figured it was unwise to pass off the opportunity to hang out with the pope, as another may never present himself.

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After pondering on a possible solution, the priest decided to forfeit his friend's wedding by cooking up an irrefutable excuse. 

The day finally arrived, and the priest notified his friend that he was feeling under the weather and could not officiate the ceremony. That settled, the priest hopped on his vehicle and drove down to an exotic club housing the chosen golf course.

As expected, the golf course was as luxurious as they came, with 18 holes, perfectly manicured greens, standby caddies, and luxurious golf carts. The two men kicked off the game immediately.

The priest notified his friend that he was feeling under the weather | Photo: Pexels

The priest notified his friend that he was feeling under the weather | Photo: Pexels

After a few holes, the weather suddenly changed for the worse, with dark clouds covering the entire sky as the sound of thunder erupted. Before the clergymen could make a move, a lightning bolt descended towards the surface, striking a nearby tree.

The dramatic turn of events made the priest convinced the weather was a sign of God's wrath against him for his earlier deceit. So the priest quickly confessed to the pope before pleading for him to drive them to the clubhouse to avoid getting struck by lightning.

To his dismay, the pope only chuckled and held up a 1-iron club above his head. Horrified, the priest asked: "What are you doing!" The pope replied with a smirk, "Don't worry. Not even God can hit a 1-iron."

THE DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE WARNS GOLFERS

The Montana State Department of Fish and Wildlife deemed it necessary to sensitize golfers about bears and how to take the necessary precautions.

They advised the golfers to be on the alert for bears, especially while playing on Helena, Gallatin, and Lewis and Clark National Forest's golf courses. As a precautionary measure, golfers were expected to wear noise-producing devices like little bells on their clothing.

The purpose of the bells was to alert the others without startling the bears unexpectedly. Additionally, moving around with pepper spray was an added advantage in case of a surprise encounter with a bear.

Going further, the department encouraged the golfers to look out for signs of bear activity on the courses. They further stressed the importance of learning to identify bear droppings and differentiate the various types of bears from their droppings.

Giving out some ideas, the department sensitized them about the two most common bears they could run into on the golf course, which were the black bear and grizzly bear. Thankfully, both could be differentiated by their droppings.

Black bear droppings usually appear in smaller mounds and contain remnants of berries and nuts. Some may contain traces of rabbit, squirrel, or gopher fur.

Grizzly bear droppings were easier to spot since they're bigger. They have small bells, golf gloves, sunglasses, and other golf items, and usually smell like pepper spray.

Enjoyed the two jokes? Here is another interesting one about a man who couldn't understand why his friends were upset with each other.

Source: Sure.do, Yahoo.com

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