Golf Champion Attacks Caddie at 19th Hole Over Girlfriend

Usually golfers are pretty calm and non-violent. But apparently not Rudolph Hermstadt, a Connecticut amateur golf champion. Seems that he and his caddie got into it after a round last week and the cause wasn’t poor club selection. It appears to be over a woman. More from WTNH:

The Republican-American newspaper reports 37-year-old Rudolph Hermstadt, decease is scheduled to appear in Superior Court next week on charges of third-degree assault and breach of peace. Police say Hermstadt was captured on a surveillance video choking and punching 41-year-old Jeremy Eterginio of Prospect inside the 19th Hole Cafe at the East Mountain Golf Course on July 22.

Hermstadt told the newspaper the fight stemmed from an argument over Eterginio’s relationship with Hermstadt’s fiancee.  He says Eterginio is no longer his caddie or his friend.