Man stabbed on golf course near Salt Lake City in Utah after refusing to let group behind play through
Man Stabbed on Golf Course in Slow Play Dispute
Have you ever been so fed up with slow play on the golf course that it’s pushed you over the edge?
That’s what happened to 61-year-old Lee Johnson in Payson, Utah, south of Salt Lake City.
Johnson was playing golf with his wife and had to ask the group ahead of him to be let through, however they didn’t take it very well.
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- Players not being ready to play when the course is clear or it’s their turn
- Elaborate pre-shot routines that take too long
- Players not calling faster golfers through soon enough
- General greenside etiquette
- Not playing a provisional ball when the original is in some doubt
- Not following or watching offline shots closely enough
- Marking cards on tees when someone should be hitting
Lieutenant Bill Wright of Payson Police said that a fight broke out and the clubhouse security staff were called out to resolve the issue.
According to KUTV.com, a Salt Lake City news website, around the ninth hole Johnson and his wife caught up with part of the group and thought they would be allowed to play through, but again the group refused.
Johnson then pulled a pocket knife and stabbed one person, Wright said. He was wrestled to the ground by the other golfer from the group.
The victim was treated at hospital for non life-threatening injuries whilst Johnson was sent to the Utah County Jail.