Monday, February 27, 2012

Gentlemen only game is not so gentleman after all

Police are investigating allegations by a 67-year-old man who claimed that he was almost hit by a golf ball during a game at a country club here.

The man, who requested anonymity, also alleged that the group of 20 odd golfers from South Korea was made up of several teaching professionals.

The retired government servant said he was playing with several friends at the club when they met the group on the green on Feb 16.

“We arrived on foot and played first while they came onto the course later.

“However, we noticed that they had not been playing according to the holes and overtook us.

“At one particular hole, I was about to tee off when a ball flew over my head,'' he said yesterday.

According to golf etiquette, a golfer should yell “fore” immediately under such circumstance to alert golfers in the flight ahead - The Star