STEP ONE: SET UP YOUR VICTIM
As you're starting your round of golf, identify your audience and determine who will freak out the most upon
meeting Sir Hissalot. On the second tee box, tell the group a fabricated story about how you saw a rattlesnake
on the course last time you played and pay attention to their responses. Avoid the guy who responds with,
"Yeah, I chopped off a few rattlesnake heads this morning on my back porch..." and go for the guy who says,
"I would sh*t my pants if I saw one of those!"
STEP TWO: WAIT FOR THE RIGHT MOMENT
I know it's hard to wait because you're so excited to prank your buddies with Sir Hissalot and share it with the
world, but waiting for the right moment will result in a much better video. After you've had time to set up your
victim, wait at least a few holes to let the thought of a venomous snake attacking them escape their memory.
I've found it best to prank people coming off the green of a par three or after ordering from the beverage cart.
STEP THREE: PLANT THE SNAKE
Your victim has been identified, you've waited patiently for the right moment... now it's time to plant Sir Hissalot. This is the most important step in the process and if you fail it will blow the prank! The best spot to prank your buddies is near their golf cart coming off a tee box or a putting green. Identify if they're the driver or passenger, and find a tee box or green that is on the opposite side of where they're sitting. Fall behind and pull your cart up about 3-5 feet behind theirs and let them approach the tee box or green before you. Take Sir Hissalot out of your bag and plant him just in front of the rear wheel (sticking out enough to where the blind eye can see him).
STEP FOUR: BE DISCREET
This is the easiest part of the prank to mess up and could blow your cover. You might have to let the other golfers in your group in on the prank but only have one person film the scare. I usually like to pretend I'm doing something on my phone or make a comment like, "Ugh... I'm getting so many emails right now!" but, I really have my camera recording the victim as he/she approaches their golf cart (insert evil laugh... hahahahahaha).
STEP FIVE: GET GREAT FOOTAGE!
Scaring the living sh*t out of your golf buddies is good enough, but it is a complete waste if you don't get great footage to share with Sir Hissalot! The rule of thumb is that extra footage is okay and can be removed later but not enough footage is no bueno. Start the footage as the victim is making their way back to the golf cart, and keep it going for 10-15 seconds after they're initially greeted by Sir Hissalot. Often times the footage of the victim running away or watching them calm their nerves is more funny than the actual encounter.