Those individuals who go from 0 to 10 on the anger/violence scale in a few
seconds, need to stay away from the rest of us. They can get their
physical exercise in their basement or garage going at a punching bag.
Getting punched can cause serious injury or even death. There is no reason
anybody has to put up with it. Not George Zimmerman not anybody.
This is the difference in sports and sportsmanship, sports is a violent game of
aggression win or lose has nothing to do with it. Sports is about intimidation
and fear challenging someone to an altercation. Sportsmanship, is the friendlier
game where the playing is to enjoy the playing and outcome is of little
value.This was uncalled for reaction of the angry golfer and should
be held accountable, but it was not good idea to be in a spot on the golf course
and a ball lands near you to pick it up knowing it was in play.It
was a mistake on both sides but anger and sports don't mix and uncalled
Not playing golf much, but knowing that it costs a bit to golf, I would assume
that when I am playing (having paid for tee times and all) anywhere around me is
my spot. A ball that lands in my spot, therefore becomes my ball; considering
that the ball came towards me at a dangerous speed and could have caused me
bodily harm, this makes that ball more my ball and I would have picked it up. I
also would have pressed charges for the individual hitting me and would have
tried to get him a jail sentence.Good grief, it's just a game
(not even a sport).
Wow! Sports rage! Again!Remember the soccer referee? Now this?When will people learn?
WRK, good post.I hope someone reads this and turns the guy in.
There's no call for punching someone that hard because of a golf ball!!!Yikes, what is this world coming to?
1) The guy was on the green putting the article says. So for the guy who hit
the ball, your ball is either OB and you have to drop anyway. Or, you pick your
ball up and move on anyway because you are not suppose to hit a iron or wood off
of a green.2) The guy who punched him is described as a late
20's to early 30's gentleman. And you punched a 65 year old man.
What a tough guy you are. The guy maybe should have left the ball and pointed
it out. But if you are hitting into those in front of you, you are then wrong.
You can pass, this is why they have Marshalls out there.3) Control
yourself it is a public course, this is not the PGA. Are you kidding me? I
hope you are turned in or caught, then they can just read the same info as for
the kid and the soccer referee.Disappointing that there are people
like this out there. Disappointing.
I can tell you right now if somebody punched my dad while I was golfing with
him... the guy who threw the punch would be going to the hospital. Getting
irritated at other golfers is normal. Escalating it to assaulting an older man
is cowardly. Nothing less. He will get caught. I bet he bragged to some of his
friends about it. He will be in jail shortly, hopefully.
Somewhat the same comment as UtahBruin. If you are on the green putting and
someone hits into you while you are on the green, the guy hitting should have
yelled "fore" or better yet, waited until they were off the green to
hit. Second, assault charges should have been filed right then an there. Not
three weeks later. Finally, some young punk in his 20's-30's should
feel real tough beating up a 65 year old man. Where were his friends and
playing partners to control this man? I hope they find him and he is shamed at
what he did.
Golfers need to get a grip. You are NOT athletes; you are playing at a hobby.
No one on earth besides you cares what you scored.
@sjc, see my post above. I liked your comment. It made me laugh because it is
Good point, sjc, the grip is one of the most important elements in golf. If I
had a better grip, I'd definitely be a better golfer!
@MrsH:"I hope someone reads this and turns the guy in."It shouldn't be that tough...Have the investigative police go
to the club house and look at the list of players with T-times close to yours on
the same day. Get the names and addresses... can't be that many. Then
scout them out."There's no call for punching someone that
hard because of a golf ball!!!"There's no call for punching
a soccer ref either... who is no longer with us.
cjb, you couldn't resist putting in a dig against a minor, Trayvon Martin,
but I look at it this way, George Zimmerman was the adult in the situation and
he made poor choices unbecoming of a mature person. He may have not served
time in prison for aggravating a situation to a point where Martin stood his
ground and defended himself against Zimmerman (a stalker with a gun) and was
subsequently killed. Fortunately, Zimmerman is living in a torment of his own
Fighting in church - fighting on golf courses. What's the deal with
This is also a reminder that assault should always be reported at the time of
the incident regardless of how much injury is inflicted. The time to hold the
assailant accountable was at the time of the incident, now it will much more
difficult to find and arrest him. Do we need anymore evidence of what a violent
society we have become (violence...NOT gun violence). Hope they find this guy
and hold him accountable. What a cowardly act on a 65 yr old...crazy.
I agree with Neanderthal....Why not go to the club house and look at
who the tee times where assigned to, investigate those names and I am sure
something will turn up. I know not everyone is listed on the tee time, but it
is a pretty good place to start I think.
UtahBruin and Neanderthal:The article said single and double golfers
didn't have to have tee times so they might not be able to get info from
There is the fact that there was a soccer referee who lost his life because of a
similar punch. These fist altercations are SERIOUS ASSAULTS! What hot head has
really lost it this time? I'm sure he knows who he is, and what he has
done. Will he be man enough to stand up and say, "I did it. I was the
Good thing nobody had a gun.
@Kings Court:"George Zimmerman was the adult in the situation...:Zim was also the neighborhood watchman for the night trying to stop the
robberies that had occurred in area."...and he made poor choices
unbecoming of a mature person."He probably stopped at least one
potential robber."He may have not served time in prison for
aggravating a situation to a point where Martin stood his ground and defended
himself against Zimmerman..."From testimony in court, Martin was
the physical aggressor. Zim was just doing his duty... and got beat up for
it."... a stalker with a gun."Which he
didn't use until he was pummeled with the other guy's fists.
Any video from the parking lot or pro shop?
Re: "Good thing nobody had a gun."Only a liberal would
characterize the inability of this 65-year old man to protect himself from a
young, abusive punk as "good."But that's clearly the
"brave" new world they want us to live in.
Cougs:They my not have had tee times reserved, but they still had to pay
their greens fees and sign in.I'm sure there is some sort of record for the
cops to use.