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(Croydon Advertiser)   Golf course impressed with a successful 150 million to 1 shot. Woman who was struck in the face by the ball over 400 yards away not as thrilled   (croydonadvertiser.co.uk) divider line 75
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2013-08-12 08:13:17 AM
Mrs Mulholland, who lives with her sister Vera Stork in Westgate Road, South Norwood, said: "Whoever it was must have been a hell of a golfer. It came from nowhere and I didn't see it. If I had seen it I would have ducked. "I am lucky it just hit my chin."

Not going to make the balls to the chin joke...
Not going to make the balls to the chin joke...
Not going to make the balls to the chin joke...
 
2013-08-12 08:28:44 AM
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2013-08-12 09:24:06 AM
I can't tell which one was hit.
 
2013-08-12 09:26:54 AM
Big hitter....the Lama...
 
2013-08-12 09:27:00 AM
www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk
These women may have been struck by an errant golf ball, but the mauling with the ugly stick was definitely deliberate.
 
2013-08-12 09:27:45 AM

SmackLT: Mrs Mulholland, who lives with her sister Vera Stork in Westgate Road, South Norwood, said: "Whoever it was must have been a hell of a golfer. It came from nowhere and I didn't see it. If I had seen it I would have ducked. "I am lucky it just hit my chin."

Not going to make the balls to the chin joke...
Not going to make the balls to the chin joke...
Not going to make the balls to the chin joke...


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2013-08-12 09:29:11 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: [www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk image 448x300]
These women may have been struck by an errant golf ball, but the mauling with the ugly stick was definitely deliberate.


Thanks, now I need a bottle of eye bleach.
 
2013-08-12 09:29:45 AM
Well done subby
 
2013-08-12 09:30:52 AM
FTA: a further three golf balls flew over the netting next to the tram stop.

The driving range backs on to the tram stop, yet World of Golf said it was the first incident of its kind at their driving ranges. They also said more than 150 million balls had been hit in six years without an accident like this occurring.


0 out of 150 million shots.... then 4 in a row??? Something's up.

Also the maths is completely up the shiatter. How hard is it to check?
 
2013-08-12 09:31:23 AM
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Million to one shot, doc.
 
2013-08-12 09:34:46 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: [www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk image 448x300]
These women may have been struck by an errant golf ball, but the mauling with the ugly stick was definitely deliberate.


I would add that her "bleeding gums" condition seems to me as a default condition prior to her alleged contact with the gold ball.
 
2013-08-12 09:35:21 AM
"It could have been a child or someone old."

I lol'd
 
2013-08-12 09:35:23 AM
*golf

/shame on me.
 
2013-08-12 09:37:45 AM
A cinderella story!
 
2013-08-12 09:38:07 AM
Those other balls could have bounced and travelled another 50 or 100 yards or more on pavement.  But 400 yards?  I think there must have been some heavy winds that day.  Being god-like, I drive long and deep and I can't do that.   One in a million shot doc - like falling and getting a TV remote lodged up your....
 
2013-08-12 09:38:18 AM
Wow, that's a train wreck of a headline.
 
2013-08-12 09:38:43 AM
A real Cinderella story.
 
2013-08-12 09:39:04 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: [www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk image 448x300]
These women may have been struck by an errant golf ball, but the mauling with the ugly stick was definitely deliberate.


I thought they all looked crabby.

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2013-08-12 09:42:18 AM
If it had hit my eyes or brain I could be dead now.

Lady, if your brain is exposed in a way that makes it vulnerable to random things hitting it, you should be in a hospital.
 
2013-08-12 09:42:58 AM
150 million shots in six years?  That's one hell of a busy driving range.
 
2013-08-12 09:43:23 AM
Really, this long?

"If I had been hit in the eye, or brain" ..... Brain? How?
 
2013-08-12 09:43:28 AM
FTA: I am lucky it just hit my chin. If it had hit my eyes or brain I could be dead now.

This story reads as ½ BS and ½ p1sstake.
 
2013-08-12 09:50:04 AM
I find the lack of threatened lawsuits to be refreshing.
Of course, it wasn't in the US.
 
2013-08-12 09:51:06 AM
Someone doesn't understand statistics.  A golf ball to the brain... yep, I hate it when my skull flaps open in the breeze and I get hit in the brain.
 
2013-08-12 09:54:46 AM
He got all of that one.

And that one.

And that one.

And that one.
 
2013-08-12 09:59:54 AM
400 yards and over the netting? Who the fark was driving those balls, Adam Sandler?
 
2013-08-12 10:01:41 AM
Sadly, the incident wasn't filmed, but a security camera caught these scenes in the immediate aftermath
www.barnesandnoble.com
 
2013-08-12 10:01:42 AM

megarian: If it had hit my eyes or brain I could be dead now.

Lady, if your brain is exposed in a way that makes it vulnerable to random things hitting it, you should be in a hospital.


photos1.blogger.com

Understands.
 
2013-08-12 10:03:11 AM

megarian: If it had hit my eyes or brain I could be dead now.

Lady, if your brain is exposed in a way that makes it vulnerable to random things hitting it, you should be in a hospital.


i203.photobucket.com
Well, I was born without the top of my skull and I guess a little bit of my brains was showin' and it was grossin' everybody out...
 
2013-08-12 10:08:13 AM
Another attempt to make golf interesting.

Didn't work.
 
2013-08-12 10:08:59 AM
Never tell me the odds
 
2013-08-12 10:10:01 AM
I'd say the odds of that happening were just about 1:1. Y'know, since it did happen.

/Statistics, how do they work?
 
2013-08-12 10:19:51 AM

Inflatable Rhetoric: Another attempt to make golf interesting.

Didn't work.


Not everyone is cool enough to enjoy golfing.  You have to know how to laugh, drink, smoke, and drive drunk.  You also need to have an extra $10- 30 to spend while pretending to be engaged in a very serious activity.  If you are too stick-up-your-ass progressive, or too conservative, you can't allow yourself to have fun no matter what you do.
 
2013-08-12 10:20:45 AM
You're supposed to yell 'fore', but I was too busy muttering 'ain't no way that's gonna hit him.'

-Hedberg
 
2013-08-12 10:36:43 AM
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2013-08-12 10:38:00 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: Inflatable Rhetoric: Another attempt to make golf interesting.

Didn't work.

Not everyone is cool enough to enjoy golfing.  You have to know how to laugh, drink, smoke, and drive drunk.  You also need to have an extra $10- 30 to spend while pretending to be engaged in a very serious activity.  If you are too stick-up-your-ass progressive, or too conservative, you can't allow yourself to have fun no matter what you do.


The range is more fun.

/What do you mean I can't use woods?
 
2013-08-12 10:51:00 AM
Too bad the golfer puts just like he drives.
 
2013-08-12 10:52:55 AM
Well, there are four balls in the picture, maybe six or eight with a wider angle shot...

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2013-08-12 10:55:45 AM
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2013-08-12 10:56:20 AM

voodoohotdog: Well, there are four balls in the picture, maybe six or eight with a wider angle shot...

CTRL + Q to Enable/Disable GoPhoto.it


Enhance...enhance...enhance...
 
2013-08-12 10:57:35 AM
Golf-the deadliest spectator sport.  Last I was aware of it, about six deaths each year from being struck by a golf ball.

Saw a big guy absolutely DRILL a ball intended for a serious drive and hooked it right into the woman's thigh.  She was standing  five feet away.  I saw the impact crater turn colors.  Never seen anything like it before or since.
They may wear funny lookin' clothes but underneath you better have your kevlar on.
 
2013-08-12 11:01:18 AM

StoPPeRmobile: Big_Fat_Liar: Inflatable Rhetoric: Another attempt to make golf interesting.

Didn't work.

Not everyone is cool enough to enjoy golfing.  You have to know how to laugh, drink, smoke, and drive drunk.  You also need to have an extra $10- 30 to spend while pretending to be engaged in a very serious activity.  If you are too stick-up-your-ass progressive, or too conservative, you can't allow yourself to have fun no matter what you do.

The range is more fun.

/What do you mean I can't use woods?


So you try to slice em over the net and onto the road too?

/I haven't done that since my younger 20 somethingyear old days of drunken driving range/ mini golf/batting cages/go cart driving nights out.

//BTW, to Inflatable Rhetoric, I was just kidding about not being cool enough to enjoy golf.  Some people just can't get into it and I get that.
 
2013-08-12 11:02:46 AM

pxlboy: voodoohotdog: Well, there are four balls in the picture, maybe six or eight with a wider angle shot...

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Enhance...enhance...enhance...


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2013-08-12 11:03:16 AM
www.bizpacreview.com

Caption at your leisure
 
2013-08-12 11:05:33 AM

blatz514: pxlboy: voodoohotdog: Well, there are four balls in the picture, maybe six or eight with a wider angle shot...

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Indeed, sir.

/shenanigans
 
2013-08-12 11:09:50 AM

apeman12: Really, this long?

"If I had been hit in the eye, or brain" ..... Brain? How?


With a quote like that, I'm guessing the latter is a very remote possibility
 
2013-08-12 11:19:05 AM

Lou Brown: 150 million shots in six years?  That's one hell of a busy driving range.


I thought the dame thing, that's ~.7927 balls hit every second of every single minute of every day all year. That sounds like a lot. BALLS FLYING EVERYWHERE! FIVE EVERY FOUR SECONDS NONSTOP
 
2013-08-12 11:21:33 AM

Big_Fat_Liar: Inflatable Rhetoric: Another attempt to make golf interesting.

Didn't work.

Not everyone is cool enough to enjoy golfing.  You have to know how to laugh, drink, smoke, and drive drunk.  You also need to have an extra $10- 30 to spend while pretending to be engaged in a very serious activity.  If you are too stick-up-your-ass progressive, or too conservative, you can't allow yourself to have fun no matter what you do.


Golf clap for your absolutely perfect golf description
 
2013-08-12 11:26:05 AM

Marcintosh: Golf-the deadliest spectator sport.


Really, worse than motorsports?
 
2013-08-12 11:27:07 AM

Marcintosh: Saw a big guy absolutely DRILL a ball intended for a serious drive and hooked it right into the woman's thigh. She was standing five feet away. I saw the impact crater turn colors. Never seen anything like it before or since.


CSB: Long ago I played at the Golf. I used an old set of clubs (1970's vintage) inherited from my grandfather. So I'm at the driving range one afternoon, and I'm going to try to hit with the driver. I was pretty good with the irons but I sucked at the woods, perhaps because (a) they were too short for me; (b) were Old School with the really small "sweet spot"; and because (c) I sucked at the Golf. So I schwing with all my might and instead of hitting the ball with the face of the club and sendin' it downrange, I clipped the ball with the tip of the wood. This sent in careening into the divider between me and the tee next to me, from whence it ricocheted up where it struck me REAL HARD on the right cheek bone. Once inch higher and it would have got me square in the eye. So I say, "Ow!.....fark.", and go back to what I was doing when suddenly I see a cascade of blood pouring out all over every goddamn thing. I press my hand to the wound to staunch the bleeding, stuff my clubs into the bag and head up to the clubhouse for a towel and further inspection.

On the way up the hill a groundskeeper sees me holding my face, blood streaming down my arm, and asks, "Wha'happen?"

"Ball bounced up, hit me in the face", I reply.

He comments, "Never seen that before."

I go into the pro-shop, ask for some paper towels, pro-shop guy sees me holding my face, blood streaming down my arm, and asks, "Wha'happen?"
"Ball bounced up, hit me in the face", I reply.
He comments, "Never seen that before. Go to the back of the restaurant, they have towels."

I go to the back of the restaurant where the cook sees me holding my face, blood streaming down my arm, and asks, "Wha'happen?"
"Ball bounced up, hit me in the face", I reply.
He comments, "Never seen that before. Here's some towels."

Clutching the towels to my face I head down to my car and drive myself to the hospital ER. Once in the ER the on duty doc sees me holding my face, blood streaming down my arm, and asks, "Wha'happen?"
"Ball bounced up, hit me in the face", I reply.
He comments, "Never seen that before."

No shiat, every single person who saw me, Weeners they had was "Never seen that before."

Meanwhile, my mom lives on a golf course. She and her husband take their dachshunds out on the fairway on the other side of their fence to run around in the evening, after the golfers have knocked off. Course Marshall always scolds them and warns them that they might be hit by a ball out on the fairway. Mom's husband points to the 5 gallon paint can at their back gate which is full of errant balls that have landed on their patio and replies, "Your golfers aren't that good. We're at greater risk in our own yard than out here." And he's right.
 
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