Good one. I think that's actually in one of the articles, too.
I used to have a frequent PP who was the sales guy where we worked. He was the worst I've seen with this. Guy was married, but sleazed up to nearly every cart girl. Once, a particularly cute one (that he'd talked to earlier in the round) was heading our way again. We could see her from a hole away, so he had time to offer me a proposition: "Dude, so you're closer to her age than me...I'll give you $100 if you can pick her up right here, and get her back to the hotel room tonight for some fun."
I was in my mid 20's with a wife and young child. He knew them very well. When I tried to play it cool with something like, "And die at the hand of my wife?", he replied with the following: "Your wife is a smart and wonderful lady, just like mine. Trust me, they know we travel a lot, and we're boys, and boys are boys. And you may not know this yet, but there is an unspoken understanding. They know we're bringing home the paycheck, and that we love them, and are always coming home to them."
I wanted like all heck to somehow communicate w/the girl to act as if it was on, and we'd split that sucker's $100. Funny enough, that wasn't the worst attempt on me by him. Guy actually set me up w/a customer's daughter (surprise!) when I thought he and I were going to dinner (he, of course, was with the mom). Awkward night.
Dude's wife divorced him within a year of that conversation, BTW. Guess their "understandings" weren't what he thought.
My big miss is a slice, typically off the tee. I am an accurate driver but every now and again I have the urge to "put a little extra on it." All too often the results are a predictable banana ball into the next fairway (if lucky) or bordering forest (if unlucky).
This is a great point on playing w/strangers (or new friends). Like many people, I used to be terrible at this, and still have to consciously make an effort to repeat their names when meeting, and still sometimes forget.
I use a trick for it on the golf course: Right after meeting them, once in the cart, I scribble their name and a quick clothing/hat note to help me remember. E.g., Dave - pink; Rob - black vest; Erick - red hat.
I have a frequent PP/cart-mate whom I catch glancing at my little cheat-sheet often during the round, haha.