Once every year here at the Islandwood C.C., the Thursday Afternoon Men's group holds their Bakers Dozen Challenge.
This nine-hole event is composed of strictly 13 entrants, and has a unique but simple scoring system. It gives a negative point to the the highest scorer(s) on each hole. The golfer who has the most negative points after nine holes embarrassingly becomes the "Baker" for the whole calendar year up until the next event. He also must wear a yellow shirt every time he tees it up.
The Baker from last year was Sam Van Velde (in yellow pictured above).
The brave souls joining Sam this year posed on the first tee prior to the start of play.
Sam is keeping up with the strict tradition of not being permitted to pose for any pictures on or off the golf course until teeing off for the following year's round. Everyone else is free to look directly into the camera. I don't want to give away what happened, but let's just say that Sam will have very few Kodak moments until next year.... if he is lucky.
Thomas Clooney, PGA Golf Professional