A Florida man at a country club has been killed by a golfer’s tee shot
Police say Maurice Hayden was pulling weeds near a tree at the Mayfair Country Club in Sanford on Wednesday when
he was struck in the temple about 30 yards away.
The 42-year-old man was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital. Police say he died Thursday after being removed from life support.
Police say the shot was an accident and that the golfer will not face charges.
I cannot tell you how many Charity Golf Tournaments I have volunteered at and played for where I see guys and girls swinging away who obviously never had a lesson. This is Very Dangerous because they can buy Mulligans (to take extra shots at killing you) and eventhough it is a Scramble, balls go flying in all different directions. Legally, you are not protected from injury and you are playing at your own risk. Last year, I was almost killed by an idiot amateur who took a shot which went flying in the direction of my head. Obviously it had 0% alignment with the target at bay. I avoided him like the plague and reported him to the Committee.