Twatted by a golf ball on a footpath…
Haha! This was a week ago and I still have a round bruise. Didn’t realise they have insurance – guess it makes sense. Had one ping off my bike frame on a path by the river in Aberdeen year’s ago and a couple of near misses from the same course. It was my local loop though, so I wasn’t changing it for any reason.Posted 4 years ago
I was walking the dog at the time, before I get any cheeky trails comments! The ball came over the hedge and hit me square in the small of the back. Made me gasp – was as if a large man had thrown a boulder from very close by.
After I’d worked out what had happened and put my fists away, it struck me that maybe I should mention something to the owners. I didn’t, but am now wondering if perhaps they should think about a net fence, given that there’s a hole right next to a public footpath.
Obviously accidents happen and I’m not about to sue them, but there’s no way that’s the first time this has happened, surely?Posted 4 years agogribbleMember
OP. you may have suffered an injury, but be glad you are not wasting your life away on a golf course and are instead keeping active on your bike.
There is a smug satisfaction in knowing that however much of a chopper we look like on a bike, it is never going to be as bad as on the golf course.Posted 4 years agosimmySubscriber
There are fore or so footpaths near our local golf course, 2 on the green which are smooth, and a couple by the side that are a bit more rough.
Walking the dog the other week, I couldn’t resist throwing a stray golf ball onto the green near a hole to confuse them 8)Posted 4 years agopiedi di formaggioSubscriber
I’m sure an ambulance chaser will be contacting you soon!Posted 4 years agoCharlieMungusMember
Well, I’ll pitch in before this thread fades. I’m generally unmpressed by your approach, it’s not such a terrible thing to be hit in the back, nine out of ten of us have had this happen. It’s bad form to carry such a chip on your shoulder about this. And making up injuries so you could claim would be a lie they are very used to. How green do you think they are? Give it a break! Then again i should expect no less, divots like you are about par for STW? As for the puns? I think i’ll stay away. I have loftier aspirations.Posted 4 years agowysiwygMember
True story my mums partner worked for guide dogs for the blind. They had a guy who in the 70s had been hit in the face and blinded by a golf ball. Why you may ask did he need a guide dog? Because in the early 80s he was standing at a bus stop and a golf ball hit him in the other eye totally blinding him.Posted 4 years agoluffy105Subscriber
I remember slicing a drive horrifically whilst playing at heaton park many years ago. Ball went sailing out of the park and bounced on the Manchester ring road during rush hour. I was terrified for a few seconds that I was going to hear screeching tyres. Thankfully it bounced harmlessly out of the way and I never played there again.
And yes, I really am that crap at golf.Posted 4 years ago
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