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PostSubject: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:07 pm

This is a reminder to everyone to drive their buggies carefully. A few of us witnessed a rather painful accident yesterday at OCC where a golfer fell off his buggy (the driver drove up a small curb which caused his passenger to be "thrown out"). The poor golfer fell very awkwardly and severely twisted his ankle. It happened no more than 10-15m in front of us. We rushed to see if we could help but they had already called the marshals. The golfer was in visible pain and was groaning. His foot was in a horrifyingly contorted position.

We later discovered that he had to be carried away by stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital. His ankle was dislodged and given the severity of the accident, he will likely need many months to recuperate and likely won't see a golf course for a good 6-12 months.

What seemed like a simple accident had terrible consequences. This also brings to mind the poor lady golfer who broke her teeth at the HSBC Women's Championship Volunteer game at TMCC and the buggy driver suffered a huge gash on his forehead after driving his buggy into a tree at OCC.

We often take these buggy rides for granted. They may be small but they can go fast and if you're not careful, you may end up in a nasty state. So, do drive carefully. For those who don't drive, do get seated safely. Don't pretend to be a hero and sit at the edge thinking that nothing's going to happen since the drive will only take a few seconds.

Don't take things for granted. It's really not worth it.

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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:10 pm

TS, I would like add, park the buggy carefully too. I have also witness once where the driver claimed that he has put on the brakes but the buggy ended up sliding into the water and only the top of the buggy can be seen.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:12 pm

Don't let Kian or CCC drive your buggy.

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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:12 pm

Also be careful looking for lost balls some of the area on course also not safe, especially when got steep slopes and tree roots. Once almost topple over (i could not escape if it did). Lucky never and needed a Marshall to use his buggy to nudge my buggy back upright
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:20 pm

eiji wrote:
Don't ... CCC drive your buggy.
he put sky mark?
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:21 pm

Some years back, a pair of lady golfers forget to apply brake when they walk up to the green the buggy got rolled back into the pond.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:24 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:
eiji wrote:
Don't ... CCC drive your buggy.
he put sky mark?

无聊!
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:28 pm

I have seen golfers who drive the buggies like cowboys. Don't forget buggies have no ABS installed and will without hesitation skid when brake too hard. To compound it, it would be most dangerous especially when driving downhill slopes with a bends. pale
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:35 pm

Was the driver Mizzy?

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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:38 pm

meia07656 wrote:
Was the driver Mizzy?


Have not meet him/her. I used to golf with a friend who do that regularly some time back and was quite terrified when he is driving, especially round bends. Goodness! Cannot imagine if something like the above story happen.


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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:39 pm

sounds bad for the guy, hopefully he can recover soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 5:59 pm

Confession:

I drove buggy into bunker before, lucky no one seated beside me that time.

Went up a slope and suddenly just "drop" .

Needless to say, golf didn't matter that day anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:11 pm

Not sure if this is true or false, a pro friend of mine told me about an accident that happen with his buddies many years ago. 2 buggies, one parked in front, the gentlemen came out to pickup clubs from the bag. Right behind a buggy came and slams on the gentlemen sandwich between 2 buggies, breaking both of his legs. The driver of the buggy, was the gentlemen's wife.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:22 pm

Accidents do happen. And if it happen to your loved one, which in this case the wife drove the buggy. I can imagine excruciating pain felt by the wife.

I was a victim before but it was my deceased mother who drove her lorry without paying attention that I was actually standing on the outside of her lorry back in 1970 during my school holiday. She cried her heart out when she saw the gaping cut on my knee as I laid on the ground. Lucky for me none of the main blood vessels were torn.

The 38 stitches scar on my knee is a dark reminder for me to be more cautious in future.

So brothers/sisters, do be very careful whenever you are driving, not only buggies but on the road too. pale
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:26 pm

Khorkar wrote:
Not sure if this is true or false, a pro friend of mine told me about an accident that happen with his buddies many years ago. 2 buggies, one parked in front, the gentlemen came out to pickup clubs from the bag. Right behind a buggy came and slams on the gentlemen sandwich between 2 buggies, breaking both of his legs. The driver of the buggy, was the gentlemen's wife.

moral of the story?
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:35 pm

zhenxua wrote:
Khorkar wrote:
Not sure if this is true or false, a pro friend of mine told me about an accident that happen with his buddies many years ago. 2 buggies, one parked in front, the gentlemen came out to pickup clubs from the bag. Right behind a buggy came and slams on the gentlemen sandwich between 2 buggies, breaking both of his legs. The driver of the buggy, was the gentlemen's wife.

moral of the story?

Dont let wife drive.... if she does, makesure you are in the same buggy....
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:50 pm

Khorkar wrote:
zhenxua wrote:
Khorkar wrote:
Not sure if this is true or false, a pro friend of mine told me about an accident that happen with his buddies many years ago. 2 buggies, one parked in front, the gentlemen came out to pickup clubs from the bag. Right behind a buggy came and slams on the gentlemen sandwich between 2 buggies, breaking both of his legs. The driver of the buggy, was the gentlemen's wife.

moral of the story?

Dont let wife drive.... if she does, makesure you are in the same buggy....

for me, it's "be nice to your wife, you may never know what she's doing behind you"
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:06 pm

zhenxua wrote:
Khorkar wrote:
zhenxua wrote:
Khorkar wrote:
Not sure if this is true or false, a pro friend of mine told me about an accident that happen with his buddies many years ago. 2 buggies, one parked in front, the gentlemen came out to pickup clubs from the bag. Right behind a buggy came and slams on the gentlemen sandwich between 2 buggies, breaking both of his legs. The driver of the buggy, was the gentlemen's wife.

moral of the story?

Dont let wife drive.... if she does, makesure you are in the same buggy....

for me, it's "be nice to your wife, you may never know what she's doing behind you"

lol! lol! ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:00 am

@ZX, how about don't golf together with your wife?

I am one who is damn gia si when it comes to buggy. I won't even dare to drive down a steep slope and if have to, i will be pressing on the brake most of the time. A few incidents happened before but luckily no injury.

1. My buggy mate fell off the buggy and was rolling on the fairway. Not sure how it happened though.

2. I was driving along the buggy track when my buggy mate suddenly asked me to stop because he saw his ball. The buggy behind slammed onto u and it was quite a shock. The other buggy mate was thrown forward hitting his head and he was also thrown off the buggy. Slight injury.

3. There was another time when my buggy was stucked because the kerb was too high. Lesson learned and have been avoiding going over kerbs.

4. A lot of the buggy tyres are not in good condition and I have drifted 90* a few times. So drive slowly especially on wet days.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:03 am

All those incidents that you guys have mention.. will always happen if CCC is driving the buggy.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:08 am

duffader wrote:
All those incidents that you guys have mention.. will always happen if CCC is driving the buggy.

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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:10 am

duffader wrote:
All those incidents that you guys have mention.. will always happen if CCC is driving the buggy.

That is bcos CCC is a Pro buggy driver. If there is a buggy grand prix CCC sure champion one.

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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:10 am

some say that he will not be near any golf buggy for quite some time...
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:20 am

TS, thanks for the great reminder.
We always take things for granted.
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PostSubject: Re: Drive your buggy cautiously   Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:31 am

mloy wrote:
duffader wrote:
All those incidents that you guys have mention.. will always happen if CCC is driving the buggy.

That is bcos CCC is a Pro buggy driver. If there is a buggy grand prix CCC sure champion one.

I still remember once he parked the buggy at a steep slope side ways and ask me why am i holding on to the roof.
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