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New Jersey golfer dies after tree falls on him as he attempts to retrieve errant ball
AP ^ | April 15, 2013

Posted on 04/15/2013 10:01:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Police say a New Jersey golfer is dead after a tree fell on him while he tried to retrieve an errant ball from the backyard of a home adjacent to an exclusive country club.

Alpine police identified the man as 60-year-old Sung Paik of Union City.

(Excerpt) Read more at lehighvalleylive.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: golf; trees

1 posted on 04/15/2013 10:01:19 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Freak accident. RIP.


2 posted on 04/15/2013 10:03:02 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ConservativeStatement

How difficult is it to outrun a falling tree by going perpendicular to the fall direction?


3 posted on 04/15/2013 10:03:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

hell of a penalty stroke.


4 posted on 04/15/2013 10:04:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

BAN TREES.


5 posted on 04/15/2013 10:04:46 PM PDT by SIDENET
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To: ConservativeStatement

Someone send Zero a year subscription to that golf course.


6 posted on 04/15/2013 10:07:38 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Secret Agent Man

Tiger was lucky to get a way with a 2 stroke penalty. This is one tough course.


7 posted on 04/15/2013 10:08:52 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Paladin2

You have to see it first. Probably had just seconds to react anyway.


8 posted on 04/15/2013 10:09:36 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: ConservativeStatement

i am not a golfer, so—really? he had to leave the country club and go into someone’s backyard to retrieve his ball???????


9 posted on 04/15/2013 10:10:53 PM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: ConservativeStatement
He was trespassing and it was a guard tree?
10 posted on 04/15/2013 10:11:30 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Hardraade

I guess if you are not right next to the errant tree (as
I am when using a chain saw), identification and selection of a proper course of action is more difficult.


11 posted on 04/15/2013 10:16:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dude buy some extra golf balls.
His family will probably sue the home owner with the tree.


12 posted on 04/15/2013 10:23:43 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Without Life nothing else matters.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I hate when that happens. That’ll teach you to take some lessons to cure that slice.


13 posted on 04/15/2013 10:29:01 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ConservativeStatement

“I am no TREE I am an ENT.”


14 posted on 04/15/2013 10:30:36 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Must’ve really tee’d him off.


15 posted on 04/15/2013 10:35:51 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I think he might have reached for the wrong ball.


16 posted on 04/15/2013 10:41:17 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: Paladin2

Falling trees are so common I can’t believe this guy hadn’t calculated the direction the tree might fall before it actually did. He was obviously an idiot, not expecting a tree to fall on him.

Before I approach any tree I check the probable direction of fall. Having something like this take you by surprise is unforgivable stupidity.


17 posted on 04/15/2013 10:51:26 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: cydcharisse

;o)


18 posted on 04/15/2013 11:05:02 PM PDT by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Now THAT was a lateral hazard...


19 posted on 04/15/2013 11:48:58 PM PDT by jessduntno ("If you give listeners a choice between NPR and NPR, they’ll pick NPR every time." - Howie Carr)
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To: FreedomGuru

There probably is a law suit there. Setting aside the golf for a second, it’s pretty well known that a homeowner should remove any trees that are in danger of falling - on people, cars, the home, etc.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 1:17:19 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: latina4dubya

Yes - very common for a house to line the golf course. Happens all the time (retreiving balls from private yards - not trees falling on them).


21 posted on 04/16/2013 1:18:16 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I thought it must have been a eucalyptus tree, but apparently not.

Eucalyptus trees sometimes self-amputate branches, sometimes large branches, much to the surprise of people walking beneath them.


22 posted on 04/16/2013 1:35:23 AM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Loose impediment or movable obstruction?


23 posted on 04/16/2013 2:17:33 AM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

Hopefully, they let the group behind play through.


24 posted on 04/16/2013 2:43:37 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Palio di Siena
/Hopefully, they let the group behind play through.

2 stroke penalty if he had already been put on the clock for slow play...

25 posted on 04/16/2013 3:21:15 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: latina4dubya
Of course......it's in OB and gets a stroke, a drop and and another stroke for also slow play....
26 posted on 04/16/2013 3:54:49 AM PDT by Recon Dad (Gas & Petroleum Junkie)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Golfers should wear helmets...watch for a hearing and proposed legislation.


27 posted on 04/16/2013 4:41:52 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Dixie Yooper

Hope he doesn’t sign an incorrect score card.


28 posted on 04/16/2013 4:51:37 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Paladin2
I guess if you are not right next to the errant tree (as I am when using a chain saw), identification and selection of a proper course of action is more difficult.

I can relate to that. I have over 30 years of experience with a chain saw (consumer use) and one time I was cutting down a tree, using the proper procedure, when the tree started spinning--yes, spinning--on its trunk. I had no idea of the direction in which it was going to fall, so I just decided to run one way and luckily for me, it was one of the right ways.

29 posted on 04/16/2013 5:11:33 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Recon Dad
Of course......it's in OB and gets a stroke, a drop and and another stroke for also slow play....

i read that and for some reason, heard it in the voice of Charlie Brown's parents... :)

30 posted on 04/16/2013 8:00:57 AM PDT by latina4dubya
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To: Secret Agent Man

More like a bad drop.


31 posted on 04/16/2013 8:04:42 AM PDT by shotgun
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