Did You Ever Wonder Why ...

By John Hawkins Illustrations by Leigh Haeger
June 01, 2009

Just wondering:

If we drive on parkways and park on driveways, why can't I drive it in the fairway?

Why do we complain about the cost of gasoline when bottled water is more expensive?

Speaking of bottles, why do some golf carts make it so hard to grab the divot mix, which sits behind a couple of steel bars on the thing that covers your clubs when it rains?

Why do a lot of courses in the United Kingdom make you pay for the pencil when the scorecard is free?

How come we fill those fairway divots with sand, then spend the rest of the day trying to avoid bunkers?

All forms of cheating are reprehensible, but isn't inflating your handicap a lot worse than moving it in the rough?

Is it just me, or do some hats look a lot better in the pro shop right before you buy them?

Why are so many recreational golfers reluctant to hit a provisional? If nothing else, you get one free swing to figure out what you did wrong.

Am I the only one who thinks appearance fees eventually will destroy pro golf as we know it? In a real tournament, there should be no financial reward for showing up.

Why on earth would the PGA Tour even consider a proposal requiring its players to appear at every event over a four- or five-year period? It's a rule aimed at one guy, the same dude whose greatness has helped fill the pockets of those he beats on a regular basis. If Tiger Woods shouldn't be paid ghastly amounts of money just to show up, it's ridiculous to penalize him for staying away.