Maybe they should have taken one club more. Perhaps they should have chosen a safe route and aimed short of the green, trusting that their next shot would be close to the pin. I don't know why it happened. But it did.
This isn't the lead-in for a sermon. It's not a parable, nor even a metaphor. It's just an observation. I'll leave it to you to take it further. Why do you think this happens? Does the story prove a point? Or is it just a random observation? What do you say?