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College student survives getting hit in the head with a golf ball

November 25, 2015

We've all heard stories of golfers getting hit with golf balls on the course. But this one is particularly scary.

An 18-year-old from the Buckeye State is thankful he's making a full recovery after what was a scary accident at Pheasant Run Golf Course in Lagrange, Ohio. Ty Howard said it "felt like I got hit by a train" after he was struck with an errant tee shot as he sat in his golf cart waiting as his buddies teed off.

Howard's friends called 911, and after paramedics diagnosed him with a concussion, he was airlifted to a nearby medical center for emergency surgery to have parts of his skull removed. Scary stuff. Internal bleeding and seizures from a golf injury? That's not only serious but hard to imagine for most golfers.

This is a golfer's worst nightmare. That moment on the golf course in which you realize you're in a dangerous area. Most of us are lucky enough to avoid serious injury.

We're glad Howard has made a full recovery from this errant tee shot.