Skip to comments.Golf Rage: Golfer assaulted at Auburn (Seattle) Golf Course
Posted on 07/15/2008 12:21:41 PM PDT by llevrok
AUBURN, Wash. For some, the game of golf can be strict, but on Sunday at the Auburn Golf Course, one golfer not only broke the rules, he broke the law.
Auburn Police say a golfer used a 6-iron to assault another golfer, hitting the victim so hard he broke the club.
"There's a lot of rules in golf and if you break the rules some people tend to take it really seriously out here, so I'm not really surprised someone got assaulted," said golfer Ryan Aker.
"There was a group of golfers ahead of another group of golfers and there seemed to be some disagreement on the speed in which the golfers ahead were playing," said Cmdr William Pierson, Auburn Police.
The argument between two groups of four golfers started at the 13th hole, and by the 15th it turned physical. That's when a 33-year-old Puyallup man pulled out his 6-iron and swung at the victim's head.
"It was just heat of the moment. He believed his friends were in some kind danger and he was going to solve the problem by introducing some sort of weapon," said Pierson.
Police found the 45-year-old victim bleeding profusely from the head. He was airlifted to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery.
Other golfers say they aren't surprised, especially because it appears alcohol was a factor on both sides.
"There's a lot of beer and stuff involved. A lot of times people drink and come out to have a good time, but sometimes testosterone flies," said golfer Nik Williams.
"When alcohol is involved and people are stopping at the 9th green to throw a few back before they go on the back 9, there's always some kind of argument going on," said Aker.
The 33-year-old suspect had no previous criminal record, but now he faces felony assault charges.
After surgery, the victim was listed in serious condition.
Assault with a deadly weapon. Should serve 10 years.
I’ve known this frustration, but...these guys must have been really ripped to start swinging clubs at one another.
But I wonder why the guy chose a 6-iron?
Somebody needs to club Chuck Schumer in the head!
“Big hitter, the Lama”.
>>>Auburn Police say a golfer used a 6-iron to assault another golfer, hitting the victim so hard he broke the club.
Was it OJ attempting to subdue Ron and Nicole’s killer?
which washington idiot will be the first to propose licensing people to play golf now?
Because he can't hit his long irons.
And saying "Gunga-ga-lunga" over and over again.
Every golfer wondered the same thing, thus proving that golfers are nuts, LOL.
good one - LOL
I like the folks in Washington , but the rain drives them crazy . They like to get a round in before they get covered with moss .
And they say golf is a gentleman’s sport?!
Perhaps he was 150 yards out?
I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often.
Hopefully the club-wielder will spend 5-15 thinking about it.
LOL! Good one, SW!
One day an Irishman, who had been stranded on a deserted island for over 10 years, saw a speck on the horizon. He thought to himself, Its certainly not a ship.
As the speck got closer and closer, he began to rule out even the possibilities of a small boat or a raft.
Suddenly there strode from the surf a figure clad in a black wet suit. Putting aside the scuba tanks and mask and zipping down the top of the wet suit stood a drop-dead gorgeous blonde!
She walked up to the stunned Irishman and said to him, Tell me, how long has it been since youve had a good cigar?
Ten years, replied the amazed Irishman.
With that, she reached over and unzipped a waterproof pocket on the left sleeve of her wet suit and pulled out a fresh package of cigars and a lighter.
He took a cigar, slowly lit it, and took a long drag.
Faith and begorrah, said the castaway, that is so good Id almost forgotten how great a smoke can be!
And how long has it been since youve had a drop of good Bushmills Irish Whiskey? asked the blonde.
Trembling, the castaway replied, Ten years.
Hearing that, the blonde reached over to her right sleeve, unzipped a pocket there and removed a flask and handed it to him.
He opened the flask and took a long drink.
Tis nectar of the gods! shouted the Irishman. Tis truly fantastic!!!
At this point the gorgeous blonde started to slowly unzip the long front of her wet suit, right down the middle. She looked at the trembling man and asked, And how long has it been since you played around?
With tears in his eyes, the Irishman fell to his knees and sobbed:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Dont tell me youve got golf clubs in there too!
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