Broken Club Critically Injures Springtown Golfer In Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A golfer was critically injured after a broken club was stuck into his leg.

It ended a fight on the 13th green at the Resort on Eagle Mountain Lake January 27th. The injured man, 48-year-old Clay Carpenter of Springtown, is out of the hospital but still recovering at home.

The fight started between two groups of players who didn’t know each other, authorities say.

Mike Rolf, who was playing in a foursome that day, told CBS 11 a faster group of three was going to play ahead. He said he had already moved 30 yards down the path in his cart, when he heard yelling coming from the green.

He turned around to see two men on the ground fighting.

Rolf said he sped back to the green and saw Carpenter with blood pouring out his groin area.

He made the 9-1-1 call where he can be heard saying, “This guy is bleeding profusely, passed out. You need to get somebody out here now.”

Rolf didn’t see the actual fight but said his playing partners, who he said are acquaintances he only knows by first name, told him the club inadvertently stuck Carpenter in the leg.

At their Springtown home Monday, Carpenter’s wife said he was still recovering from the injury to his femoral artery.

Carpenter has an attorney she said, and he didn’t want to talk about the fight.

The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office is investigating but has not arrested or charged anyone in the incident.

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One Comment

  1. Rollo Tomasi says:

    Uhhh… that’ll be a 2 stroke penalty.

  2. uncle Jimmy says:

    I swore not to take up golf until the age of 80. After all, it doesn’t give you much exercise.
    Now, my plans must change. I will take up golf, while wearing a gun. This should even up the odds, and make the game a tad more exciting.

  3. Twinnie says:

    Boys will be boys.

  4. kcsparky says:


    1. etiquette says:


      1. makemyday says:

        “FORE”.. He’s a jolly good fellow – and so say all of us!!

  5. Grendel says:

    Just goes to show the Dangers of Drinking and Driving.

  6. Ep Slick says:

    Outlaw golf clubs and only outlaws will have golf clubs.

    Eldon P

  7. julio says:

    DFW courses are horrible for slow play. We have been a 5some waiting on 3somes. You can be a HoRRIBLE golfer and still make it where every other person on the course isn;t playing a 6hr round. Play golf and follow etiquette, quit playing 3 balls per shot and ball hawking with a retriever.

    1. makemyday says:

      Only in Texas!!

    2. Todd says:

      Yep! Agree!
      I’m a “fast” player… but even we let 3-somes play through when we have 4 or even 5 in a group.
      At every golf course in America, there is a big sign that says “Allow Faster Groups to Play Through”
      Sounds to me like the 4-some was just being a bunch of jerks.

  8. Casper says:

    This just goes to show that we need stricter club control laws.

  9. Rupert Pupkin says:

    Modified Nassau rules perhaps?

    Here’s your “full handicap” motherf&*ker!!


  10. george says:

    Golf and tennis, two sports that used to have some class. Now golf has thugs, not to mention low-life such as Tiger Woods, and tennis has screamers and grunters.

    1. makemyday says:

      I happen to like some of those female “tennis grunters”!! At least I know I have a “live” one on my line!!!

  11. George says:

    The real question is did they finish their round … cause if they didn’t I have to question their commitment to the game.

    Slow play simply cannot be tolerated.

  12. Han says:

    Slow golfers get what they deserve. If you can’t play well enough to keep up, pick the damn ball up and wave the group behind you through. Slow players make the game miserable for everyone behind them. Speed up or get the hell off of the course.

    1. Jeff says:

      Yes death to slow Golfers! How about you go camp out at your local golf course in the trees with a sniper rifle and start picking them off you F’ing nutjob.

  13. Playing Through says:

    That guy always dreamed of a hole-in-one. But not in one of his legs. I guess that gives new meaning to the phrase – The 19th Hole.

  14. WizardSpellPwer says:

    We need a 10 day waiting period on all putters. Call your congressman.

  15. JoeJoeJoe says:

    Hey! You got a hole in one (of your legs)!

  16. GerryC says:

    Maybe he was just trying to slow down the group behind them for “playing too fast”

  17. makemyday says:

    Damn….Have you goy to carry you’re “Glock 9” on the golf course now as well??

  18. Debra says:

    Insanity has now come to the most peaceful, relaxful, and considered the gentlemens game that there is [was]….golf.

    1. CallingBS says:

      Never played a game have you? LOL

  19. Yes I know says:

    So, is this type of behaviour, par, for the course? : )
    Oh, and yes this does sound like some thing that a hot tempered
    unthinking black dude might do, IF he thought that “The Man” was
    dissing him! Gnome sayn?

  20. Ben Dover says:

    I think the federal government needs to step in and regulate golf.

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