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post #37 of 44
I would have picked the ball up and chucked it in the lake. Have a few choice words while I wait for him to get to the next tee box, depending on his size, we would go from there. A little further and the dude could have caused serious brain damage. I agree calling the pro shop but who knows what I would do if I were actually put in the situation.
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by nellycuz View Post

I would have picked the ball up and chucked it in the lake. Have a few choice words while I wait for him to get to the next tee box, depending on his size, we would go from there. A little further and the dude could have caused serious brain damage. I agree calling the pro shop but who knows what I would do if I were actually put in the situation.

The ball into the lake, yes I did thank of that but I held my temper for the sake of the boys. 

post #39 of 44
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Originally Posted by flopster View Post
 

I would have immediately notified the starter and demanded they remove the guy from the course for unsafe behavior, no way in hell did he not see all of you down there and if he didn't know better then he needed to be off the course so someone can explain why you don't hit into a par 3 with people around the green. If that was my daughter he hit god help him if he isn't apologizing like mad on my way to him, I know what should be done but I probably would do what feels better.

 

+1

 

I've called the pro shop before and informed them they better come get someone off the course before they have to call the coroner.

post #40 of 44

Derrick you are way more calm them myself.

But I can see your point about showing the boys how an adult should control themselves. To many times now days we adults don't show our kids what it means to be an adult (as in this man showing his daughter it is okay to do what he did) so my hat is off to you. Thank god your grandson was not hurt bad.

 

You showed much more control then I would have.

post #41 of 44
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post
 

 

That is why I am favor of conceal and carry. The guy just assaulted your grandkid, time to bury a body. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joking Joking

 

Yea the guy was a total douche. Nothing you can do about douches like him. I would have called the pro shop and got the ranger out there. Get a figure of authority on the course in play, he'll crumble like a deck of cards. 

Yea pretty much anytime you endanger a kid, that should be an automatic ban for life from that course. That is what the pro shop should have done to that idiot. Do you know what kind of damage that ball could have done to a kid that young if it had hit him in the right spot in his head.  Imagine if he had skulled it and hit a line drive?  Even a really high shot coming down can be damaging!

post #42 of 44
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Originally Posted by MS256 View Post
 


I know you didn't say "master" but somebody else did. ;-)

 

I think learning to hit the ball on the range (or in the yard) is great and that's what I would do if I had kids starting to play. I also think I can take anybody, no matter how bad they are, to the golf course and "play" without a problem because I am all about picking up after a bad shot.

What do you think the "" around the word "master" mean?

post #43 of 44

I saw something similar to this once, but minus the kids.  It also didn't hit us, just almost.

 

My friend picked the ball up, held it over his head for the guy to see, and put it in his shirt pocket, never said a word.  We finished the hole and waited a few extra minutes in the cart near the green before continuing to the next hole.

 

We never saw the guy again.

 

The OP did the right thing in not confronting, too many bad things could have happened.

 

Just made me think, in this age of cell phones, it would be good to make sure you have the club house number for just such an occasion.  Probably on the score card of most places.

post #44 of 44
I've been reading up on the legal ramifications of this. In general, you assume risk by playing golf and have no legal course of action if you are struck by a golf ball whether or not the person yells 'fore". In the case of bad course design such as a tee box being to close to a green, the course itself can actually be liable for injuries unless they put up nets or other protective barrier. It seems that you assume risk of property damage by building a house on a golf course. However, the situation changes when someone intentionally hits a golf ball at anther person or property. Apparently, this opens the door to punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages. It didn't seem clear whether this incident would be considered assault and battery and fall under criminal charges, but it could be ruled that way if the police became involved. Being a par 3, the guy couldn't claim that he drove it farther that he thought or that he didn't realize you were that close to him, so it very well could be a criminal case. Since he struck a minor, he could be charged with assault and battery of a minor.

I'm not sure if there are any legal professionals here that could shed more light or correct me if I'm wrong, but it was some interesting research.
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