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Why you shouldn't get hit by a golf ball

December 22, 2010

A ruling by a New York judge says golfers are not liable for not yelling "fore" when they hit someone outside of their target line. This is yet another reason why you should avoid getting hit in the first place.

A June 1999 Golf Digest story examined the ramifications of players getting hit by errant balls and even clubs. At the time of the story, some 40,000 people were admitted annually to emergency rooms from such injuries. The good news is the cases of fatalities are low, but seeing how the New York case stemmed from a player who was blinded in one eye, golf still presents risk.

So what measures can you take to avoid injury? Read the full story here.

-- *Sam Weinman *