27 Nov '14, 11am

#PhilHughes death proves 'FORE' now obligatory in golf #cricket

#PhilHughes death proves 'FORE' now obligatory in golf #cricket

The world of sport received tragic news this morning that Australian Test batsman Phil Hughes lost his fight for life after being hit by a cricket ball. Deemed a ‘freak’ accident, the 25-year-old was struck in the neck while batting at the Sydney Cricket Ground causing a bleed that went into his brain. Although cricket and golf are two entirely different sports, they broadly follow the same principle of a hard projectile travelling at high speeds towards unprotected people. Far too frequently we are seeing Tour pros hurling golf balls the other side of the ropes towards people in T-shirts and shorts, grandstands and beer tents, and most importantly, not shouting ‘FORE’ or pointing in the direction of their ball. We see it at just about every tournament and Sky Sports Golf brodcaster Ewen Murray rightly always picks up on it. The majority of players are getting better at sh...

Full article: http://www.golfmagic.com/news/golf-news/phil-hughes-death...

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