Mrs Fulford and Mrs Chalmers played together regularly at their club. On the sixth hole, a par 4, the second shot to the green must carry 80 yards over a lake. Mrs. Fulford could never carry the lake and would always hit into it, totally psyched out by the presence of the water.
Her friend suggested that she pay a visit to a hypnotherapist. So Mrs Fulford went for four sessions. The therapist would “plant suggestions” that when playing this hole she would not see water, but rather a lush green fairway leading all the way up to the green.
Some weeks later a club member asked whatever happened to Mrs. Fulford, as he hadn't had seen her on the course lately. The questioner was informed that unfortunately, Mrs. Fulford had drowned in the lake on the par-4 sixth!