A Dubai publishing boss was rushed to hospital after being struck on the side of the face by a golf ball while travelling across a fairway in a buggy on the way to an event at Emirates Golf Club on Monday.
The medic who attended the incident compared the injury to being punched in the head very hard, an eyewitness told Arabian Business.
“He was obviously traumatised by being hit. He was immediately taken to hospital for a scan… He was completely in shock and unaware of his surroundings.
“It was a chance in a million injury… But underlines the danger of crossing a fairway,” the eyewitness added.
The incident occurred at around 17:30pm local time while guests were travelling by golf buggies to the launch of a new business advice book being published by a prominent business executive in the emirate.
The unnamed publishing boss was later given the all clear by hospital staff and was recovering in a comfortable condition on Tuesday.
Emirates Golf Club was not immediately available for comment on the incident.