Bill and Bob, longtime golfing buddies, were involved in a match-play contest with the score "all-square" at the 18th tee.

Bill slices his tee shot way left, and the ball finally stops on the cart path. Meanwhile, Bob smashes his first shot straight down the middle.

"Oh well," says Bill, "I should get a free drop from there."

"Heck no," says Bob, his competitive playing partner, "We play the ball as it lies."

And so Bill did.

After deliverying his opponent to the middle of the fairway, Bill reluctantly returned to his hard-pan lie on top of the concrete path.

After Bob knocks a second straight shot that lands safely on the green, he can't resist smiling. Sparks fly from the cart path, as Bill makes a few aggressive practice swings.

Finally, Bill hits the ball off the cart path, leaving a miraculous shot only 3 feet from the pin.

As the two meet in the fairway, Bob comments, "That was a great shot.... what club did you use?"

"Your 6 iron," says Bill.