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Dubai media boss struck in face by stray golf ball

Publishing boss hit by golf ball while being taxied across fairway at Emirates Golf Club

Dubai media boss struck in face by stray golf ball
A Dubai publishing boss was rushed to hospital after being struck on the side of the face by a golf ball.

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.

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Peter Cooper 7 years ago

Who, what, why, where? So who, why print the story otherwise?
Are we all supposed to make a few calls to complete the story...?

Bob 7 years ago

I bet that's one exclusive media club he didn't want to join.
He must've had a 'fair way' to go to get to the hospital.
Let's hope his absence doesn't drive a wedge between him and his colleagues.
They'll probably all putt in for some kind of get well gift.
Etc.

Peter John 7 years ago

Hole in one, Peter C. This is just unsubstantiated nonsense.
It isn't even a story. It should have no place whatsoever on a respected business publication.

procan 7 years ago

Peter... Golf is the game of business at least on this side of the pond :)