Tuesday, February 7, 2012
It Appears I Won't Be Playing Golf in Texas Anytime Soon
I was born in Texas. Grew up there. Knew nothing but the Lone Star State and bluebonnets and David Crockett and the San Jacinto Monument. But the one thing I know the most about Texas is there are some wacky ass people there.
Introduce a gentleman in Fort Worth that, after being approached by another man about letting the group through, stabbed the guy in the leg with the broken end of a golf club resulting in the guy possibly losing his freaking leg because of it. Seriously.
According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Clay Carpenter approached a foursome in front of him asking if his group could play through. Words were exchanged and the person that eventually stabbed Carpenter in the leg swung a club at him first, missed, and then broke the club and bludgeoned the poor 48-year-old with it.
Here are the details ...
A foursome was playing the back nine ahead of a threesome, Grisham said, and the three golfers believed the foursome was playing too slow and wanted to play through.
Carpenter said a course marshal instructed the foursome to allow the smaller group of golfers to play through, and that’s when the "gentleman’s game" turned ugly.
As the golfers were fighting, Carpenter said he was on top of another man when he was stabbed with the golf shaft. Grisham said Carpenter lost a lot of blood and was "very close to death."
Carpenter said the man who stabbed him "was not willing to defuse anything, nor was he willing to accept 'please just let us go on.' " Carpenter said he believes that the golfer who stabbed him first swung the golf club at his head, but he grabbed it and broke it off at the end.
I mean, people are crazy and when you mix that with golfers plus Texas it is bound to get nasty, but seriously? Stabbing a dude because you guys are too slow?
Let us quickly go over some common golf courtesy rules thanks to Johnny Psychopath.
-- Don't keep the group behind you waiting.
-- If you are, and the group wants to play through, let them.
-- If the group that is pushing you wants to play through, don't stab them with anything that could threaten their life.
Alright, glad we got those out there.