Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: A golfer angered by a bad shot is killed by the club he threw in frustration.
Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2008]
Origins: At first blush, this story appears related to theme of the legend about an irate golfer who in a fit of pique pitched his
In 1994, 16-year-old Jeremy Brenno of Gloversville,
Brenno's is not the only accidental death by golf club. In 2005, 15-year-old Rafael Naranjo of Gardner, Massachusetts, expired after playfully swinging a
In 1951, Edward Harrison was playing a round at Inglewood in Kenmore, Washington, when the shaft of his driver broke and pierced his groin. He staggered
In 2005, 12-year-old Chandler Hugh Jackson of Frisco, Texas, died in Cunningham, Kentucky, after apparently falling onto a broken golf club at Dogwood Hill club. A piece of the club's shaft went through the boy's chest and pierced his aorta.
Barbara "club dead members" Mikkelson
Last updated: 2 July 2008
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