Once again, the evils of “slow play” have caused two sets of golfers to go after each other like gang members and results in a couple of arrests. It’s not clear why the dispute between duffers escalated to the point of violence, but before it was over an expensive driver was not only used to beat one man, but also broke in half. The horrors! Won’t someone think of the equipment! This most recent incident happened in Provo, Utah.
According to Provo police, it happened at the tee box on hole No. 10 where a group thought they had permission from the course marshal to go ahead. In the end, two of those golfers ended up under arrest. Police say the two golfing parties started exchanging words, which escalated to a golf driver being used as a weapon.
All of the sudden, police dispatchers got a flood of 911 calls — including one from each of the two men now under arrest — asking for help. Not only did the 41-year-old victim suffer what police said was a hematoma on his back, he sustained a puncture wound and abrasions to his thigh after the driver broke in half and was used as a blunt instrument. The victim also reported he was punched several times.
John Black, 53, and Brice Williams, 59, were booked on charges of aggravated assault and disorderly conduct.