Fort Worth Golfer Stabbed With Golf Club
It's tempting to make this a funny story, but to the man who was critically injured in this bizarre golf course incident, there was nothing funny about it.
Tarrant County Sheriff's Deputies are still trying to unravel the story of the fight that led to a golfer getting stabbed with the shaft of a golf club two weeks ago at the Eagle Mountain Lake Golf Course north of Fort Worth.
Investigators say a fast moving threesome was playing the back nine when they came up behind a foursome they said were playing too slow, so they asked if they could play through.
When a course marshal told the foursome to let the smaller group play through, things got ugly. The slow group didn't like it, and that led to an argument that degenerated into a fight.
Clay Carpenter - one of the threesome - says he was on the ground on top of one of the foursome when he was stabbed in the leg with the golf club shaft - twice. The shaft punctured an artery causing massive blood loss, and paramedics said he was "very close to death" when they arrived.
Fortunately, they were able to stop the bleeding and get him to a hospital in Fort Worth, where he spent several days in intensive care. He was released this past Sunday, but his life will never be the same. His injuries are permanent, and he worries that he might lose his leg.
"I'll never be able to lift my feet up again," Carpenter said. "I've run full marathons, and I’ll never be a runner again. I’ve lost the ability to properly use my leg. I’ll have to use a brace on this right leg forever."
Law officers are still investigating the attack, and they expect to make an arrest soon.
And you thought golf was a friendly gentleman's game?