As a young man, Robert was an exceptional golfer. At the age of 26, however, he decided to become a priest, and joined a rather peculiar order. He took the usual vows of poverty, chastity, but his order also required that he quit golf and never play again. This was particularly difficult for Robert, but he agreed and was finally ordained a priest.
One Sunday morning, the Reverend Father Robert woke up and realizing it was a beautiful and sunny spring day, he decided he just had to play golf. So, he told the Associate Pastor that he was feeling sick and convinced him to say Mass for him that day. As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, Father Robert headed out of town to a golf course about fifty miles away. This way he knew he wouldn’t accidentally meet anyone he knew from his church.
Setting up on the first tee, he was alone. After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church!
At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from the heavens and exclaimed, “You’re not going to let him get away with this, are you?”
The Lord sighed, and said, “No, I guess not.”
Just then Father Robert hit the ball and it shot straight toward the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole. It was a 400 yard hole in one!
St. Peter was astonished. He looked at the Lord and asked, “Why did you let him do that?”
The Lord smiled and replied,”Who is he going to tell?”