Bachelor party turns ugly in golf-rage incident

By May 1, 2012, 5:25 pm

A 61-year-old Jacksonville man gave some new golfers an experience they won't soon forget. James Hines was arrested after allegedly instigating a fight at Jacksonville Beach Municipal Golf Course, according to the Florida-Times Union.

'It was some guy who must have been having a bad day,' said Murdock Hampe, 27, whose leg was swollen after allegedly getting struck by a cart and whose head was injured after allegedly being struck by a golf club.

It is alleged that Hines approached and attacked a group of six players gathered for a bachelor party, which included several new golfers. Hampe and groom-to-be Donald Salsbery were among the six players.

According to the police report, Hines and his threesome believed the group was taking too long and disrespecting the course, including driving their carts on the putting surfaces.

Hampe disputes the genesis for Hines' alleged attack, adding alcohol was not an issue, and the course ranger did not ask the group to speed up or behave differently.

'It's a public course, and we paid just like everybody else,' Hampe said.

The confrontation allegedly began when a shouting match started between the two groups from a distance. It is alleged that Hines then began hitting into the bachelors. They threw the balls he hit back toward Hines, who they say drove his cart toward them at full speed. Hines allegedly rammed his golf cart into Hampe and pinned another between two carts. Hampe claims he was then struck by Hines with a golf club.

It was then alleged that witness Justin Ravel came down the 18th fairway to intervene and take the club from Hines. His playing partners had arrived at the scene as well. The remaining players from the bachelor party trapped Hines in a bunker until police arrived.

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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.