In 1972, my brother and I were playing golf on the Aspen, Colorado golf course (basically a big cow pasture.) A large, slightly intoxicated gentleman appeared out of the rough and told us that he had lost all his balls and asked if he could purchase a couple from us. We obliged, and then he asked if he could play along with us.
We were of course annoyed, but agreed. He was very polite and asked us lots of questions. Being typical rude teenagers, we didn’t ask anything about him until around the 17th hole. He then told us “I am a TV producer. I produced a show called Star Trek. Have you ever heard of it?”
They were having a convention at the Holiday Inn, and Gene Roddenberry got bored and went out to play golf.