Posted: 15th December 2011

A lady golfer who was hit in the face by a stray golf ball has received compensation for her injuries.
The woman was struck full in the face and knocked to the ground. The force of the impact caused damage to her teeth as well as cuts to her lips and bruising to her body. She was treated in hospital and was absent from work for a week.

The strike happened on a path close to the driving range. There were no signs warning of the risk of being hit by errant golf balls. A fence had been erected to prevent this sort of accident but an earlier health and safety inspection had found that it was not high enough to prevent balls from going over the top of it and no action had been taken.

There were also several holes large enough for a golf ball to pass through in the fence close to where the woman was hit.
A settlement of £7,500 was agreed.