Winthrop found the following ransom note slipped under his front door: "if you ever want to see your wife alive again, bring $50,000 to the 17th green at your country club tomorrow at 10:00am."

But it was after 1:00pm by the time he arrived at the designated meeting spot.

A masked man stepped out from behind the bushes and demanded, "You're over three hours late. What took you so long?"

"Give me a break!" said Winthrop, pointing to his scorecard. "I'm a 27 handicap."

Thanks, Jim & Pie in Arkansas.