A few months ago my group was on the second 18 of the day when we get to number 6 which is a 415 yard dogleg right that you can cut off if you carry some trees about 220 out. We hit our shots and I rocked one that made the corner and I've got 9 iron in. One of our guys takes it straight toward the green and really cuts it off leaving him 100 yards but hidden from the tee box. We get a text from the group behind us that they let a quick twosome through and they will be coming up on us. I am next to last to hit and put it on the green but leave my cart (Covid single carts that day) in the middle of the fairway while our last guy plays his shot from the hidden spot. Right before he swings a ball flies over my left shoulder and lands about 5 yards in front of me. I think its a guy in my group pranking me so I laugh it off until someone tells me on the green that the ball was from the group playing the white tees. While we are on the green the tee ball guy starts pacing by his ball waiting for us to clear. I am thinking that this is going to be interesting.
My group is now inclined to let them wait but I said, "No let's just sit on the Par 5 tee box and let them play through because that's what we normally do and it was probably just an accident. Besides, if the guy is jerky, we can see how well he hits this tee shot with us standing behind him". A few moments later this cart screeches up and a guy comes bounding out about 60 years old looking like a curly-haired ruddy-complected type with a Corey Pavin build, about a buck fifty soaking wet. I explained that we were going to let him play through and he just kind of blew me off like it was his right. I then informed him that he should be careful because he hit into us and he said to me, "Yah, I hit that one really good" then he goes on to say, "You guys shouldn't hit multiple shots". I told him we played one ball each and he replies, "Well, that's golf for you". I said, "The proper thing to do would be to apologize and be thankful that we are letting you play through". He walks up to the white tee (we are standing behind him on the blue tee) and takes a stance (chest facing the fairway), bends his knees and shakes his ass like a duck shaking water off his tail. We are just dumbfounded. He then puts a ball on the tee, walks up to take his stance, bends at the knees, shakes his rear again, and swings. He hits a perfect draw 250 out and turns around to look at us and yells "Boom!" and starts laughing. My group just doesn't know what to think so I tell him that I cannot believe that you didn't know you hit into us. As he walks to his cart he then says, "Honestly I was aiming for the roof of your cart". I then replied, "You are just an Asshole!" and he quips, "That's golf for you" and I say, "Let me take that back, you are the biggest asshole I have ever met a golf course". His partner sheepishly explains that he just met this guy and he apologizes and I tell him to relax, he is not the problem, and not to worry that we will not hit into them.
My group cannot contemplate what happened as I am laughing at this spectacle. I tell them that I am not a confrontational guy but the ex-middle school principal comes out of me and I can smell a jackass a mile away. I would never let this get physical because I am a grown professional, I can make my point respectfully, and people don't really rattle me (especially with 20 years of martial arts experience). Reflecting on this story, I am still shaking my head. I offered the guy a way to save face and all he had to say was that he didn't realize that I was there and he appreciates us letting him play through. But that was too big of an ask for him on this day. I have to admit though, the guy had some nerve to be able to pull that tee shot off with us 10 yards behind him after our exchange. Boom!