Linford Christie and golf

Linford Christie's a bit bored one day, so he decides to take up golf. He goes down to the local course, walks in and says, "Hi, I'd like to join your golf club."

The receptionist calls the club captain, who comes to meet the former Olympic sprinter at reception. "Hi," says Linford. "I'd like to join your golf club."

"I'm terribly sorry," says the club captain. "But we don't let black people, join our club. If you turn left out of the gates, there's a public course about fifteen minutes up the road and they'll let you play there."

"I don't think you understand," says Linford. "I'm Linford Christie."

"Oh, I see. I'm terribly sorry," says the Captain. "In that case, the public course is five minutes up the road!"