You will see monkeys in many courses but I’m sure you haven’t yet heard of someone got attacked by them, right? But never forget: monkeys can be dangerous. A male one, especially, has not much respect for no golfer, single handicapped or not. Avoid him, ignore him, or simply don’t intimidate him.
Crocodiles, now they are always dangerous. I mean, the animal kind (the human kind can be deadly, too, but that is another story). Golfers would know of this particular story which happened on a golf course in the south of Malaysia: a golfer somehow got too near a sunbathing crocodile on the course, croc didn’t like him, and bit him. Golfer got some injuries, sued the club, and finally he and the club settled the case out-of-court.
A buggy will never travel faster than an express bus on the highway but it’s still a dangerous thing. A friend related to me a story of how a golfer was accidentally knocked by a buggy driven by a flight mate. Result: worse than a double-par — the guy got a broken leg and no golf for two or three months.
Another golfer, while playing in Medan (Indonesia), couldn’t stop his buggy on time (brake failure or something), jumped out of the moving buggy and watched the thing roll towards a pond. No injuries but he and his buggy mate couldn’t continue playing: their golf sets got submerged in the water.
(about a quarter of this little tractor had gone into the pond, seen here being pulled to drier ground. A buggy, with the weight of a hippopotamus, would not have been so easily persuaded to come out of the water)
Never under-estimate that little round thing. once hit, it can be a canon ball. That’s why you can see this kind of notice on the golf course.
One friend told me of this incident: his flight mate took a bad drive (must have been), the ball went perpendicular, hit a waiting flight mate’s head who then fell down bleeding. The guy was immediately rushed to the clinic, got a few stitches — and a lousy memory.
You’d better believe it! A house, a bungalow, can be a danger to golfers.
I don’t know how — maybe the bungalow will jump at the passing golfer and bite the poor fella?
And so, who says that golf is just a nice walk in the park with no dangers?
(Note: this is a modified form of my earlier posting – in March 2011 – in my blog ceritapakngah.wordpress.com. That blog will be closed down shortly)