Golf is a Dangerous Sport

Executive Summary:

– Golf is typically depicted as a Leisure Walk in the Park

– In fact, Golf is a Dangerous Sport

“Many People Say” that Golf is a sport of leisure for the Rich, Old, White Man.  Sarkes is here to say that Golf can often be a dangerous sport, almost as dangerous as Auto Racing, Downhill Skiing, and other sports where participants are always on the edge of disaster.  

Don’t be fooled, Golf is also a dangerous sport

Mark Twain once said: “Golf is a good walk ruined”.   Mark Twain was born in Florida……………Florida, Missouri that is.  As such, when Mark Twain played golf in Missouri, his only risk was stepping in a gopher hole and breaking an ankle.  Twain may have been an intellect, but he had no idea about the perils of golfing in Florida………the State that is. 

Mark Twain was not as smart as history would lead one to believe

Golf can be a healthy way to exercise and have fun, but it can also lead to severe injuries.  According to government statistics, more than 300,000 people have suffered serious golf injuries the past few years.  Many required hospitalization and some were fatal.  The most common golf injuries are face impact injuries, either the ball or the club hitting the golfers face. OUCH, OH MY, THAT HAD TO HURT!

These Florida Golfers have a great trophies from getting hit with a Golf Ball

Florida Golfer’s Ball ends up in Alligator’s Mouth

An alligator must have wanted to play some golf Monday at Pelican Sound Golf Club in Estero, FL, Sarkeses home town.  When golfer Marc Goldstein, 68, went looking for his ball after a wayward shot near a pond, he noticed something else was interested in it.   Goldstein said:  ”As I got close I saw that my golf ball was lying adjacent to the alligator’s head, so I grabbed my phone for a picture, but before I could take one the Gator picked it up in his mouth.”  Goldstein said he didn’t do anything after the alligator took off into the pond with his Titelist ProV-1 golf ball.

Golfer Goldstein did not try to retrieve his $4.50 ProV-1 golf ball

Florida Golfer Retrieves his Golf Ball

A Golfer in Cape Coral, Florida grabs, his ball off the back of an alligator.  A video captured an alligator sunbathing in a golf course pond with a golf ball laying on top of its tail.   The golfer, not wanting to lose his $4.50 ProV-1 golf ball, snuck up on the Gator and retrieved his golf ball.

One guess as to which is the dumber species in this video

Florida Golfer Drowns Fishing for Golf Balls

A Florida golfer is believed to have drowned after falling into a golf club pond while looking for his lost golf ball.  Hermilo Jazmines of Lutz, Florida, was playing golf with a friend at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club in Oldsmar.  Jazmines teed off and was last seen looking for his ball near the hole #3 green. Jazmines’ golf cart was parked on the cart path and his putter was found lying on the ground near the water.  Deputies were called after Jazmines was reported missing and the Oldsmar Fire Department searched the wooded area and the edge of the pond. 

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office dive team responded and located Jazmines submerged in the water near his putter. He was pronounced deceased on scene.   Investigators say the evidence suggests Jazmines may have fallen into the water and drowned. Deputies spoke with friends of Jazmines who say he likes to search the course for lost golf balls.

East Lake Woodlands CC was the scene of an unfortunate Golf accident

There are many ways that accidents happen on Golf Courses in Florida.

While no bodily injuries happened here, this Florida Cracker had a serious Fashion accident 

Sarkes is well aware of the hazards of playing Golf and is a strong proponent of playing Defensive Golf.

Sarkes reduces his chance of injury to himself and others by using an Armenian Rage Club