Golf club apologises to Berrow walker after 'narrow miss' with
and Berrow Golf Club has this week issued an apology to a dog
walker who says she narrowly avoided being struck by a golf ball
while using a footpath across the course.
Dibble is keen to warn other dog owners about the dangers of crossing
the course at Berrow, pictured right, following her close encounter
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I would like to warn others about
the dangers of using the course footpath whenever golfers are
playing. At around 7pm on Thursday I was walking the footpath
towards Berrow from the beach."
was a group of golfers playing on my right, so I waited for them
to take their shots. I stood in a spot where I was visible, but
out of their line of fire."
waited for quite some time and when it appeared that they had
finished I took a step forward and a golf ball then landed no
less than a foot in front of me."
must have been able to see me quite clearly and that I had been
waiting to cross, but no-one shouted for me to stop or wait."
urge dog walkers to be careful here - a hit to the head from a
golf ball could cause brain injury, loss of teeth, an eye or even
says the club's manager has since been in touch to apologise for
the incident on behalf of the golfers.
also said would send out an email to all members to heed the rules
and remind them that walkers have the right of way here, and golfers
must stop play to let people cross the footpath safely."
Top, the course near Berrow where the footpath runs across the