A young man was about to play golf when an old gentleman
shuffled onto the tee and asked if he could accompany him.
Eventually on the 9th fairway the young man found himself with a
tough shot. There was a large pine tree directly between his
ball and the green.
The old man said, "You know, when I was your age I'd hit the
ball right over that tree."
With that challenge placed before him, the youngster swung hard
and hit the ball, which smacked solidly into the tree and
dropped to the ground about one foot from where it had started.
The old man remarked, "Of course, when I was your age that tree
was only 3 feet tall."