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Broken Club Critically Injures Springtown Golfer In Fort Worth

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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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