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Has anyone been hit by a golf ball?

I have and hopefully it'll be my first and last time! The BF and I were playing at Eaton Canyon and we're on hole #9, the last hole since its a 9 hole course, and we're halfway up the fairway when I'm just barely in the rough preparing to hit my ball up, and I'm usually in my zone when I play so I just block everything out, and then all of a sudden something pinches me and I got hit dead square in the back on my right shoulder. OUCH! It stung for a little bit. And it bounced off of me and then onto the ground, lol, but it wasn't fun. It was from a guy that was teeing off. And he felt sooo bad...but anyways...hopefully that'll be the LAST time I get hit. I don't remember if he yelled fore or not, but I was just focused on hitting my ball

Why do they yell FORE? Just curious

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ive been hit into plenty of times... never been actually hit tho... and 9x outta 10 there was no warning... no fore or anything... just the thump of the ball really close by...
at least with a fore i could prepare for some pain

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Saw a guy get hit once. Buddy #1 ran to the top of a hill to spot the green direction for Buddy #2, after spotting, Buddy #1 moved approx 20 yards right... bad mistake, Buddy #2 let loose a 3w and caught Buddy #1 in the back left thigh, right below his gluteous maximus. This of course put him immediately down on the ground... next day his leg was black and blue and very ugly. Needless to say he never did that again.
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The tough rubber core of a golf ball makes it a hazard to others following a wayward shot, despite its weight not exceeding 45.93g"Foré!" is shouted as a warning during a golf game when it appears possible that a golf ball may hit other players or spectators. The mention of the term in an 1881 British Golf Museum indicates that the term was in use at least as early as that period. [1] The term means "look ahead", and it is believed to come from the military "beware before", which was shouted when a battery fired behind friendly troops.

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Saw a guy get hit once. Buddy #1 ran to the top of a hill to spot the green direction for Buddy #2, after spotting, Buddy #1 moved approx 20 yards right... bad mistake, Buddy #2 let loose a 3w and caught Buddy #1 in the back left thigh, right below his gluteous maximus. This of course put him immediately down on the ground... next day his leg was black and blue and very ugly. Needless to say he never did that again.

OUCH! And here I thought my injury was bad...yikes!!! I've heard stories of people actually dying from getting hit by a driver shot, not good!!

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Back when i first started i managed to hit myself. I sliced a ball bad into a tree line and lost the ball from my sight. As i stood there looking stupid i heard someone yell look out looked up and the ball came down and hit me in the hand. Felt pretty dumb for that one

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Back when i first started i managed to hit myself. I sliced a ball bad into a tree line and lost the ball from my sight. As i stood there looking stupid i heard someone yell look out looked up and the ball came down and hit me in the hand. Felt pretty dumb for that one

I'm sorry, I just had to giggle

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I've been hit by not paying attention to my surroundings when I first started out. I was walking off to the right looking for my ball and a friend set up to hit his ball behind me. I thought I was safe due to the angle I was walking. Stupid mistake. I was about 50 yards ahead of him and he hit a middle iron, shanking it to the right, hard right. He yelled out my name (we were all new) so I turned only my head around to look back. I noticed the ball coming at me at waist level and I had just enough time to brace for impact before it hit me dead center in the right butt cheek. It hurt but, to my surprise, didn't leave a lasting mark. He now knows to call out the proper word because it could've been ball to face contact.

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Back in the 1960s, I caddied at two very narrow country clubs. I got hit several times, the worst being a line drive to the right side when a guy in the next fairway snap-hooked a low liner. Snap hooks are very dangerous, because they tend to dive back low to where the people are.

(Once upon a time, there were NO electric golf carts, and all players had to walk.)

Towards the end of high school, I developed the ability to hear inbound golfballs humming on the wind. The wind and air coming off the dimples make a distinctive sound. It was almost like my own personal radar - I wasn't actively listening - but the hum always got my attention.

If someone yells "Fore!" probably the best thing to do is crouch and cover your head with your arms.

Hope you develop a good radar ear!

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i hit my cousin square in the testicles about 15 years ago. he said it was the worst pain he'd ever felt in his life (to this day!). he was on the ground for a good 10 minutes

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Not me, but my son got plunked square on the top of his head last summer. We were playing at a local CC, pretty tight course, the green we were on was about 200 yards ahead of the next holes tee box. However, there is a line of pines running between the two holes. He was standing on the front edge of the green when i heard a thud, he reached for his head immediately, was fine for a few seconds, then just went to his knees. Very scary moment, he was ok, just a huge knot on his head. The guy must have apologized 5 more times during the rest of the round, everytime we came close to them. We never found the guys' ball, I know he must have thought we took it, but we even looked for it as well.

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I was playing in a scramble tournament for the business school guys and the group behind us hit into us. They yelled "fore" just before the ball struck my buddy right in the collar bone. He would have been better off had they not said anything because his reaction was what got him clocked.

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I was playing over at the Kaneohe Klipper course about a year back and got hit by a ball. I was on my second shot on a par 5 so i pulled out my 3 wood and sized up where i wanted to set up my approach shot. I took aim and let one rip and the ball cut sharp into a palm tree about 30 yards to the right. It bounced off the palm tree and as fast as I hit the ball, it started coming straight right back at me waist high. My mind presented me with two options, duck or jump. And at the very last moment, i tried to jump and it me square in the thigh leaving me with a nice bruise. Does that count? :)

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Never been hit by a golf ball, yet... A few close calls though. If someone hits me with a ball and never said FORE, its all over haha.

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I was playing over at the Kaneohe Klipper course ............

Ever play NAGORSKI?? Can't call the hole, but a par4, dog-leg left, green was blind UP HILL!! A short par 3 next to it coming back down. I sliced a shot just as a cart came over the top of the hill off tee box...Man, what a mess! Caught that Sailor in the left cheek. He wouldnt allow me to drive him to the hosp. cuz..."You'll probably wreck and kill me"!!!

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lived on a golf course for 8 years...got at least two balls in the back yard every day and about every 6 months a window would get blown out...but the only one to ever get hit was the dog!

If u ever buy on a course be sure u know where the tee is!!

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