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(Golf Digest)   Luke Donald on the par 3 third hole: "Hmm...what if I bank my tee shot off a course volunteer's damn head? Maybe I'll get a good carom onto the green. Yeah. That sounds like a solid plan"   (golfdigest.com) divider line 39
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2013-06-16 08:18:15 PM
No one would care about this if she wasn't cute.
 
2013-06-16 08:29:29 PM
My shots seem to be attracted to carts or people.
 
2013-06-16 09:03:38 PM
Is a signed golf glove the normal gift for hitting someone? I've seen that at least twice in the past
 
2013-06-16 09:05:16 PM
I like how the make her step over the ball on the way out.
 
2013-06-16 09:06:09 PM

ArkAngel: Is a signed golf glove the normal gift for hitting someone? I've seen that at least twice in the past


Yep.

I think it's been implied that Phil also slips a few hundies into the glove whenever he beans someone, but I haven't seen video proof.

Can't imagine a Luke Donald autograph is going to bring enough on ebay to cover her hospital bill.
 
2013-06-16 09:17:49 PM

ArkAngel: Is a signed golf glove the normal gift for hitting someone? I've seen that at least twice in the past


If you are watching Phil..Be on the right..When he slices and hits you he is known to have a few gloves with $400- to $500 in there and he will personally sign the glove in front of you.I don't know how he makes a living.
 
2013-06-16 09:19:30 PM

W.C.fields forever: ArkAngel: Is a signed golf glove the normal gift for hitting someone? I've seen that at least twice in the past

If you are watching Phil..Be on the right..When he slices and hits you he is known to have a few gloves with $400- to $500 in there and he will personally sign the glove in front of you.I don't know how he makes a living.


Or on the left.my bad.he will find you.
 
2013-06-16 09:24:57 PM
oooh, nice legs.
 
2013-06-16 09:32:28 PM

W.C.fields forever: I don't know how he makes a living.

Oh, he plays a lot of golf.
 
2013-06-16 10:15:51 PM
Sadly one of his "errant" shots looks a lot like one of my good shots.
 
2013-06-16 10:32:58 PM
Dang, I missed that bit. I saw that tee shot too. Don't remember missing the bit of coverage the followed. I guess I was taking a crap.
 
2013-06-16 10:49:21 PM
I'd give her my glove, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-06-16 11:10:47 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
Luke Donald, " I'd hit it. "
 
2013-06-16 11:19:00 PM
www.liveforfilms.com
 
2013-06-16 11:22:40 PM

Nothing To See Here: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 303x193]
Luke Donald, " I'd hit it. "


FTFY
 
2013-06-17 12:28:29 AM
Hey, a similar plan worked for Shawn Stefani.
 
2013-06-17 12:56:29 AM

ArkAngel: Is a signed golf glove the normal gift for hitting someone? I've seen that at least twice in the past


It's an old golf tradition. If she'd wanted to, she could have then slapped him across the face with the glove. (The golfer gives the person a glove because the peasants they're most likely to hit might not have one.) Then they'd fight, and if she bested him, she gets to hit the ball back towards the tee.
 
2013-06-17 12:58:11 AM
Is there actual video of her being hit? The video in the link above goes to the shot which appears to be bad but the announcers are rather blase about the ball possibly being playable, and then Donald is standing around while the other people check on the girl who is on the ground. I came to see some funny, dammit.
 
2013-06-17 01:10:07 AM
This would make golf interesting if it happened more often and you had your stroke count lowered by the level of trauma center you sent the bystander to.

"Luke Donald now has a two stroke lead after sending the Volunteer to Sacred Heart Regional by Life Flight"
 
2013-06-17 01:10:59 AM

dookdookdook: ArkAngel: Is a signed golf glove the normal gift for hitting someone? I've seen that at least twice in the past

Yep.

I think it's been implied that Phil also slips a few hundies into the glove whenever he beans someone, but I haven't seen video proof.

Can't imagine a Luke Donald autograph is going to bring enough on ebay to cover her hospital bill.


I assume his people will contact her and cover it. The glove is just a "sorry my bad" deal.
 
2013-06-17 01:31:53 AM

MoonPirate: you had your stroke count


Read this without the "o" in "count". Was confused but intrigued.
 
2013-06-17 02:08:43 AM
I've been hit by a golf ball twice.  It hurts.  The first time hit me in the upper jaw just below my temple.  An inch in either direction and I'd either be toothless or dead.  I was unconscious for about two minutes.

The second time I was standing on the green of a par 3 with a really elevated green.  My partner had missed and was way down in the swale taking his second shot, which was going to have to be almost straight up and forward about 20 feet.  I wasn't paying attention and it hit me square in the neck, and landed about three feet from the hole.   After a whole lot of swearing and discussion on whether this was emergency room worthy,  I three putted, and that bastard saved par.

/ CSB
 
2013-06-17 02:13:07 AM

Rent Party: I've been hit by a golf ball twice.  It hurts.  The first time hit me in the upper jaw just below my temple.  An inch in either direction and I'd either be toothless or dead.  I was unconscious for about two minutes.

The second time I was standing on the green of a par 3 with a really elevated green.  My partner had missed and was way down in the swale taking his second shot, which was going to have to be almost straight up and forward about 20 feet.  I wasn't paying attention and it hit me square in the neck, and landed about three feet from the hole.   After a whole lot of swearing and discussion on whether this was emergency room worthy,  I three putted, and that bastard saved par.

/ CSB


A friend of mine almost got hit by a ball once.  The group behind us wasn't particularly patient, and a drive from one of them bounced right by him.  He went over, picked up the ball, and yelled to the group that he was keeping it.

/CSB
 
2013-06-17 02:27:25 AM

Dafatone: Rent Party: I've been hit by a golf ball twice.  It hurts.  The first time hit me in the upper jaw just below my temple.  An inch in either direction and I'd either be toothless or dead.  I was unconscious for about two minutes.

The second time I was standing on the green of a par 3 with a really elevated green.  My partner had missed and was way down in the swale taking his second shot, which was going to have to be almost straight up and forward about 20 feet.  I wasn't paying attention and it hit me square in the neck, and landed about three feet from the hole.   After a whole lot of swearing and discussion on whether this was emergency room worthy,  I three putted, and that bastard saved par.

/ CSB

A friend of mine almost got hit by a ball once.  The group behind us wasn't particularly patient, and a drive from one of them bounced right by him.  He went over, picked up the ball, and yelled to the group that he was keeping it.

/CSB


Driving into the group ahead is a pretty common occurrence.   It usually happens on accident, when someone is hidden in the trees or you really light into one.

I was playing with my dad once and this group comes zooming up behind us while we are on the green putting out and and one of them hits onto the green while we're standing there.  I picked his ball up and put it in my pocket, and let him know if he wanted it back he could come and get it.   He declined.  I teed it up on the ladies tees on the next hole.  Dad laughed about that.
 
2013-06-17 02:44:13 AM

AliceBToklasLives: I assume his people will contact her and cover it.


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http://www.usga.org/uploadedFiles/USGAHome/TicketsFunnel/2014%20Ticke t -Credential_LicenseAgreement%20021913(1).pdf

Ticket/Credential License Agreement
...
6. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability and Scope of this Agreement.
(a) Ticket Holder expressly assumes all risks incidental to and associated with attendance at the
Championship. By virtue of the Ticket Holder's attendance at the Championship, the Ticket Holder
acknowledges that s/he/ understands all risks incidental to and associated with his/her attendance,
including but not limited to being struck by a golf ball or golf club, and hereby waives, releases and
discharges the USGA, Pinehurst Resort (Course No. 2), any and all of their respective affiliated companies
and vendors, participating players, and all employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and/or
volunteers associated with the Championship, and agrees to hold harmless all of the persons and entities
listed above, from any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury or property loss or damage
including all costs and expenses, which result from the Ticket Holder's attendance at the Championship.
This waiver, release and assumption of risk is binding on the Ticket Holder's heirs and assigns
 
2013-06-17 02:51:54 AM

dookdookdook: Ticket/Credential License Agreement


Also this:

http://2014volunteers.usga.org/2014vols/2014_VolunteerApplication.pd f

VOLUNTEER WAITLIST APPLICATION
...
My signature below further acknowledges that my attendance at the Championships as a spectator shall be subject to all the terms and conditions set forth in the U.S. Open Championship ticket license and spectator guide
 
2013-06-17 04:20:56 AM
I've been hit twice.

1. My high school golf coach was playing in the group behind us and got a hold of one on a par shiat me on the fly in the shoulder. Had a fat bruise on my shoulder for a couple weeks. Got in major trouble for screaming "OW! F*CK!" on the course.

2. I was standing next to a teammate waiting for him to hit so I could advance to my ball. He shanked one of the toe of his club, ricocheted off the tree next to us and hit me in the collarbone. Hurt like shiat.
 
2013-06-17 07:14:46 AM
They should make everyone wear football helmets and those suits they practice with police dogs with and encourage everyone to hit people. I would would watch a lot of golf if they did that.
 
2013-06-17 07:56:10 AM

Rent Party: Dafatone: Rent Party: I've been hit by a golf ball twice.  It hurts.  The first time hit me in the upper jaw just below my temple.  An inch in either direction and I'd either be toothless or dead.  I was unconscious for about two minutes.

The second time I was standing on the green of a par 3 with a really elevated green.  My partner had missed and was way down in the swale taking his second shot, which was going to have to be almost straight up and forward about 20 feet.  I wasn't paying attention and it hit me square in the neck, and landed about three feet from the hole.   After a whole lot of swearing and discussion on whether this was emergency room worthy,  I three putted, and that bastard saved par.

/ CSB

A friend of mine almost got hit by a ball once.  The group behind us wasn't particularly patient, and a drive from one of them bounced right by him.  He went over, picked up the ball, and yelled to the group that he was keeping it.

/CSB

Driving into the group ahead is a pretty common occurrence.   It usually happens on accident, when someone is hidden in the trees or you really light into one.

I was playing with my dad once and this group comes zooming up behind us while we are on the green putting out and and one of them hits onto the green while we're standing there.  I picked his ball up and put it in my pocket, and let him know if he wanted it back he could come and get it.   He declined.  I teed it up on the ladies tees on the next hole.  Dad laughed about that.


I'm about 16, normal morning round with my friends. This foursome in front of us is excruciatingly slow and don't have the decency to let us pass. I'm playing lights out, and on one hole they are scattered left and right looking for their balls. In my teenage bravado, I decide to show them up by lacing it down the fairway past them. Of course, I hook it and it solidly nails a tree that one of the guys is standing next to. Must have sounded like a shot, because he hit the ground like a sniper was taking aim. We played back after that.
 
2013-06-17 09:49:47 AM

Dafatone: Rent Party: I've been hit by a golf ball twice.  It hurts.  The first time hit me in the upper jaw just below my temple.  An inch in either direction and I'd either be toothless or dead.  I was unconscious for about two minutes.

The second time I was standing on the green of a par 3 with a really elevated green.  My partner had missed and was way down in the swale taking his second shot, which was going to have to be almost straight up and forward about 20 feet.  I wasn't paying attention and it hit me square in the neck, and landed about three feet from the hole.   After a whole lot of swearing and discussion on whether this was emergency room worthy,  I three putted, and that bastard saved par.

/ CSB

A friend of mine almost got hit by a ball once.  The group behind us wasn't particularly patient, and a drive from one of them bounced right by him.  He went over, picked up the ball, and yelled to the group that he was keeping it.

/CSB


Next time, tee up the ball as a warning.  Basically it means: if it happens again, it's coming back.
 
2013-06-17 11:14:10 AM

SkittlesAreYum: Hey, a similar plan worked for Shawn Stefani.


That was crazy.  I love that he went over and kissed the rough after retrieving his ball from the cup.
 
2013-06-17 12:08:31 PM

dookdookdook: AliceBToklasLives: I assume his people will contact her and cover it.

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http://www.usga.org/uploadedFiles/USGAHome/TicketsFunnel/2014%20Ticke t -Credential_LicenseAgreement%20021913(1).pdf

Ticket/Credential License Agreement
...
6. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability and Scope of this Agreement.
(a) Ticket Holder expressly assumes all risks incidental to and associated with attendance at the
Championship. By virtue of the Ticket Holder's attendance at the Championship, the Ticket Holder
acknowledges that s/he/ understands all risks incidental to and associated with his/her attendance,
including but not limited to being struck by a golf ball or golf club, and hereby waives, releases and
discharges the USGA, Pinehurst Resort (Course No. 2), any and all of their respective affiliated companies
and vendors, participating players, and all employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives, and/or
volunteers associated with the Championship, and agrees to hold harmless all of the persons and entities
listed above, from any and all claims for damages for death, personal injury or property loss or damage
including all costs and expenses, which result from the Ticket Holder's attendance at the Championship.
This waiver, release and assumption of risk is binding on the Ticket Holder's heirs and assigns


True he doesn't have a legal obligation to pay her bills.  But that does not mean he is legally barred from paying her.  Nor, for that matter, does legal obligations have anything to do with (a) PR needs (it makes more sense financially to pay her bills than to deal with potential negative PR); (b) possibly a moral responsibility (since it was his fault).

/probably he will pay her bills because (c) he is a good guy, but I'm just assuming.
 
2013-06-17 12:21:24 PM
I did 7 seasons on a grounds crew in high school and college.  I was only hit once-no real damage or pain but I did yell at the guy and chuck his ball in the woods. My brother got hit square in the a$$ while raking a bunker by hand.  I happened to be working on the green by him and was quite amused.

My friend got hit square in the temple by a drive about 100 yards down the fairway from the tee box.  He was quite shaken.  Again, I was right there when it happened and had to drive him back to the maintenance building.  He was hit another time in the arm really hard.  Some people just have really poor luck I guess.
 
2013-06-17 12:42:23 PM

dookdookdook: AliceBToklasLives: I assume his people will contact her and cover it.


[sarcastic.jpg] [legalese]

He's not legally liable, but if she's out of pocket even a $20 co-pay, his agent will make sure it gets paid. Otherwise, he's just begging for her to grump about it when a reporter follows up with her, and that little "Luke Donald is kind of a jerk" story is what vetoes the million-dollar endorsement deal later on.
 
2013-06-17 12:52:29 PM

KJUW89: SkittlesAreYum: Hey, a similar plan worked for Shawn Stefani.

That was crazy.  I love that he went over and kissed the rough after retrieving his ball from the cup.


Stefani shot 69 Sunday (after an 85 on Saturday, nice weekend line there) so he was already having a nice round even before the ace.  I think the guys who were way out of it just wanted to enjoy themselves on Sunday and weren't super serious, some of them actually seemed to be joking around when they'd show them.

It was amusing seeing Billy Squidpants openly reacting to Jason Day's putts going in or missing as if they were his own and he was the one challenging for the title.
 
2013-06-17 02:42:18 PM

semiotix: dookdookdook: AliceBToklasLives: I assume his people will contact her and cover it.

[sarcastic.jpg] [legalese]

He's not legally liable, but if she's out of pocket even a $20 co-pay, his agent will make sure it gets paid. Otherwise, he's just begging for her to grump about it when a reporter follows up with her, and that little "Luke Donald is kind of a jerk" story is what vetoes the million-dollar endorsement deal later on.


did it every occur to you that Luke was actually concerned about her well-being?    And does he pay for her medical bill?  I doubt it,  highly doubt it.
 
2013-06-17 03:01:35 PM

Rent Party: I was playing with my dad once and this group comes zooming up behind us while we are on the green putting out and and one of them hits onto the green while we're standing there. I picked his ball up and put it in my pocket, and let him know if he wanted it back he could come and get it. He declined. I teed it up on the ladies tees on the next hole. Dad laughed about that.


Touching other guys' balls & playing from the ladies' tee is no way to go through life, son. NTTAWWT.
 
2013-06-17 03:09:14 PM

Dafatone: Rent Party: I've been hit by a golf ball twice.  It hurts.  The first time hit me in the upper jaw just below my temple.  An inch in either direction and I'd either be toothless or dead.  I was unconscious for about two minutes.

The second time I was standing on the green of a par 3 with a really elevated green.  My partner had missed and was way down in the swale taking his second shot, which was going to have to be almost straight up and forward about 20 feet.  I wasn't paying attention and it hit me square in the neck, and landed about three feet from the hole.   After a whole lot of swearing and discussion on whether this was emergency room worthy,  I three putted, and that bastard saved par.

/ CSB

A friend of mine almost got hit by a ball once.  The group behind us wasn't particularly patient, and a drive from one of them bounced right by him.  He went over, picked up the ball, and yelled to the group that he was keeping it.

/CSB


That happened to me once. I hit their ball right back at them while they were on the tee. If you want to play, just ask. I'll oblige, but if you hit into me, I'm gonna rip it right back at you. Of course, I'll also yell "FORE!" because thems the rules.
 
2013-06-17 09:15:53 PM
"Sorry I came inside you. Here's a signed condom, with a rolled Benjamin in it."
 
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