A Waynesville, NC prep school golfer ended up in the hospital after an on-course tantrum ended with his own club buried six inches deep in his abdomen. The player, Taylor Gardner, had serious blood loss, emergency surgery and on a ventilator -- but can expect to recover fully.
WRAL.com's story:With a pierced intestine, and the incipient risk of potentially fatal infection that goes with that sort of injury, Gardner is lucky to be alive. Hopefully, the young man heals well and only has a scar to show the lesson he's surely learned.
"Taylor hits a bad shot, he gets mad, slams his club against the cart, the club breaks in half and stabs him in the stomach," [fellow foursome member Clark] Rose described.
"The broken club went about 6 inches into Taylor Gardner's stomach, then pierced his intestine.
"Hayden Gardner, Taylor's brother, saw what happened. "It kind of, like, wrapped around and just shot straight at him," he said."