A golfer who sustained an injury to his eye has raised a court action for compensation in the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
The golfer Mr Phee sadly lost his eye after being struck by a golf ball whilst playing golf at Winchburgh. Mr Phee explained that he had been invited to play at the course. He did not know the course and was taking direction from the people he was playing with.
Mr Gordon hit a ball from the 18th tee and it struck Mr Phee who was approximately 150 yards away.
It is reported that Mr Gordon became concerned when a ball he hit from the 18th tee veered towards a group of golfers. Mr Gordon states that he shouted “fore” to warn the group of the danger of the ball. Mr Gordon recalled that three of the group of golfers “went down” after he shouted fore but one, of the group was looking towards the sky.
The golf club is reported as saying that they are not aware of any similar previous accidents.
The outcome of the case is not yet known.