Bolt impales golfer's leg in freak golf practice range incident

Golfer takes practice swings with wedge, then disaster strikes...

Andy Roberts's picture
Mon, 3 Sep 2018


A golfer from Colorado experienced one of the most excruciating incidents on a practice range before when a bolt flew out the ground and into the bone of his leg.


The man named Matt Gutierrez was taking several practice swings with his wedge at Greeley Country Club just north of Denver when his clubhead caught a rope line that was pinned to the ground with bolts.

The force of his swing ripped one of the bolts out of the ground and sent it spiraling into Gutierrez’s leg, piercing his bone.

Gutierrez was rushed to a hospital where doctors unscrewed the hardware.

Judging by his reaction, it must have struck his funny bone. “My buddies are making fun of me and saying I should make a chain of it and just wear it every time I go to the golf course,” he said.



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