Hanson and Adam were friends the both attended the local college in town. They were very active in many different organizations. They were also very competitive. The two had very distinct personalities. Hanson was laid back in accomplishing his goals.
Adam on the other hand was extremely aggressive. The slightest thing could make him angry. He especially did not like to loose. It was really bad if others saw him loose. He simply could not accept the embarrassment.
If he lost at anything every one knew it because he would storm around like a mad man for hours and sometimes days. Many always thought there was something mentally wrong with him. For the most part they just ignored his rages until he quieted down.
Hanson and Adam both had a fancy for golf. In fact they were both on the community charity golf team. They were quite good. The annual town charity golf tournament was fast approaching and they would be in it.
The two were normally on the same team. This year there was a shortage of players and they were going to be on opposing teams. It really did not matter to Hanson since all the proceeds were going to charity. He just viewed as a chance to get out and have a little fun with the local folks.
Adam on the other hand wanted to win and show everybody that he was the best. Even though Hanson had no control over it, Adam resented him for being on the other team. He even went a far as to call him a trader.
Hanson just thought it was Adam blowing off steam again. He did not think much of it since he had seen it all before. They both continued to practice. Adam bragged that his team was going to win the tournament and show Hanson who was the best.
He did this up until the day of the game. On the day of the game Hanson and Adam met at the starting hole with the rest of their teams. Everyone was ready to have a fun game of golf. Adam was still bragging.
The tournament got underway both guys played extremely well. It was a long tough game. It finally came to the final hole. It was between Hanson and Adam as many had predicted. Hanson shot first it to him 3 strokes to sink the ball.
Adams turn came, he knew he had a victory. He knew he could make such a simple shot in fewer than 3 strokes. He even went as far as to do a victory dance before the shot. He took the shot in came within good range to sink it on the next shot. He was reeling.
Something came over him, he swung at the ball with too much force and it put him far away from the hole. He knew he had to make it on the next shot or risk loosing the game. He became very nervous and agitated.
The crowd was tense as they watched to see what Adam would do. Adam chose his club. He lined up and swung. The ball rolled right by the cup as if to punish the player. Adam could not believe, he was furious.
He slammed his club to the ground and stormed toward Hanson. He had a look in his eye that meant trouble. He approached Hanson and said this is all your fault. Hanson said do not worry man its all for fun and charity.
Adam said you made me look bad and now I am going to make you look bad. He grabbed a golf club from his bag and swung at Hanson. Hanson backed up but Adam kept swinging. At that point, Hanson knew they no longer friends and that Adam was trying to hurt him.
Golf course security was alerted. When they arrive Adam was still swinging. They tried to reason with Adam to no avail. Finally to put an end to this a security officer whipped out a Taser and fired it at Adam, he fell to the ground and they were able to arrest him.
Some people have a difficult time dealing with loosing. They cannot get past the embarrassment. They believe they must win at everything.
If they do not win they may become violent. You must be on the alert for this kind of behavior even among friends. You must also be prepared to defend yourself if necessary.