Family left 'very shaken' after golf ball hits windscreen in South Oxhey

Watford Observer: Denise Stone with her daughter, Katie Wilkinson, and her granddaughter, Ellie Richardson Denise Stone with her daughter, Katie Wilkinson, and her granddaughter, Ellie Richardson

A family has been left “very shaken” after a stray golf ball smashed the windscreen of their car as they drove passed a South Oxhey golf centre.

Denise Stone was driving her daughter, Katie Wilkinson, and her granddaughter, Ellie Richardson, back from Watford General Hospital and said the ball struck as they passed Oxhey Park Golf Club, in Prestwick road, at around 12.30pm on Monday.

Following the incident Mrs Stone’s husband, Mark, said he did not feel the club’s safety netting was high enough.

He said: "My wife, daughter and granddaughter were in the car coming back from picking my granddaughter up from hospital and a golf ball came through the windscreen. They were all very shaken up, especially Ellie.

"My wife went to see the manager. One of them could have been seriously injured."

James Wright, manager of Oxhey Park Golf Club, said that at the time of the incident there was only an "an elderly beginner lady" on the course who "isn’t capable of hitting a golf ball high and far enough to clear my safety netting and carry 80 meters into the road".

Mr Wright said: "A lady came into the shop claiming her car had been hit by a golf ball coming from the golf course. I walked straight onto the range and confirmed that I had no customers there.

"Then I went outside to look at her car. “There was a crack in the top left hand corner. I explained to the lady that it wasn’t my obligation to repair the damage as the ball came from the golf course and I told the lady that I only had one paying player over there.

"At 2.25pm I received an abusive phone call from a gentleman who threatened me by saying if I don’t give him £250 he will contact the mayor and close my business down.

"I asked his name and he wouldn’t tell me. I told the man that I don’t appreciate being threatened especially as I didn’t even know who he was."

Responding for Mr Stone’s comments about the safety net, Mr Wright said the golf club had been inspected by the council, which had deemed the measures acceptable.

He added: "I am not responsible if a member of the public is hitting golf balls at passing cars without my knowledge, especially if they haven’t even paid me to be on the golf course.

"I am a small business trying to provide a service to the local community in a very trying economic time. Everyone who knows me will confirm I am a decent and responsible individual."

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12:19pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Nightreader says...

Chancers....sick to your guns Mr Wright!
Chancers....sick to your guns Mr Wright! Nightreader

12:38pm Thu 12 Dec 13

phall lover says...

Ive seen many balls hitting prestwick road while driving passed it. Its not big enough .
Ive seen many balls hitting prestwick road while driving passed it. Its not big enough . phall lover

1:05pm Thu 12 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

Benefit scroungers trying to fleece a honest business to pay for damage they probably did themselves when drunk!
Benefit scroungers trying to fleece a honest business to pay for damage they probably did themselves when drunk! andyandyandy

1:17pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tatanya says...

The roof of my car was hit by a ball a couple of years ago and made a golf ball dent. they eventually( after many phone calls) admitted liability and sent someone to repair it.
Ironically I was also on my way back from Watford Hospital driving along the Prestwick Road. It is also very frightening when a ball hits your car.
The roof of my car was hit by a ball a couple of years ago and made a golf ball dent. they eventually( after many phone calls) admitted liability and sent someone to repair it. Ironically I was also on my way back from Watford Hospital driving along the Prestwick Road. It is also very frightening when a ball hits your car. Tatanya

1:59pm Thu 12 Dec 13

TRT says...

I've seen golf balls on the verges and gutters of Prestwick Road. Was nearly hit a couple of years ago and now I won't drive past there. The threatening calls are out of order, but the practise range there should be entirely enclosed.
I've seen golf balls on the verges and gutters of Prestwick Road. Was nearly hit a couple of years ago and now I won't drive past there. The threatening calls are out of order, but the practise range there should be entirely enclosed. TRT

2:24pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Saffyjane says...

@andyandyandy…bene
fit scroungers on what have you based that comment … I'm sure the people of south oxhey would love to know? #smallminded
Mr wright has a duty of care to the community in which helps his business thrive … that poor family must have been terrified #shameonyou
@andyandyandy…bene fit scroungers on what have you based that comment … I'm sure the people of south oxhey would love to know? #smallminded Mr wright has a duty of care to the community in which helps his business thrive … that poor family must have been terrified #shameonyou Saffyjane

2:54pm Thu 12 Dec 13

S/O man says...

you find golf balls on the roadside on a daily basis and a staff member can be seen walking down collecting them each day.
you find golf balls on the roadside on a daily basis and a staff member can be seen walking down collecting them each day. S/O man

3:27pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Nightreader says...

They lost all right to compensation in my book when they tried to threaten and intimidate the golf range.

Its happened to me too..i cant see how they can so traumatised by a bang. Thats all you hear.
They lost all right to compensation in my book when they tried to threaten and intimidate the golf range. Its happened to me too..i cant see how they can so traumatised by a bang. Thats all you hear. Nightreader

5:35pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tigerstuff says...

Ridiculous story, I can't believe the Watford observer are encouraging this family. Are you sure these people were on their way back from the hospital and not the Jeremy Kyle show. Golfers have to have their own insurance - and so do car drivers.... OPGC definitely not liable. Sounds like someone's trying to get a pay out before Christmas to me. Am disgusted!
Ridiculous story, I can't believe the Watford observer are encouraging this family. Are you sure these people were on their way back from the hospital and not the Jeremy Kyle show. Golfers have to have their own insurance - and so do car drivers.... OPGC definitely not liable. Sounds like someone's trying to get a pay out before Christmas to me. Am disgusted! Tigerstuff

6:10pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sweetcheeks80 says...

Would like to see how you would feel if it was your child in the car with no apology!!!!! @saffyjane how spot on you are #smallmindedidiots
Would like to see how you would feel if it was your child in the car with no apology!!!!! @saffyjane how spot on you are #smallmindedidiots sweetcheeks80

6:17pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sweetcheeks80 says...

I am led to believe that Mr Wright was asked to provide a list of players to be able to give to insurer's which he would not agree too. I think Mr Wright is sounding like he is trying to make himself look better. By reading the comments it is not the first time this has happened and need to be put a stop to before someone is seriously injured. How would u all feel if that killed that child had the ball gone through the window. This family are standing up for what they believe is right and I say personally well done to you!!
I am led to believe that Mr Wright was asked to provide a list of players to be able to give to insurer's which he would not agree too. I think Mr Wright is sounding like he is trying to make himself look better. By reading the comments it is not the first time this has happened and need to be put a stop to before someone is seriously injured. How would u all feel if that killed that child had the ball gone through the window. This family are standing up for what they believe is right and I say personally well done to you!! sweetcheeks80

6:49pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Voiceofreason#1 says...

I don't see how this can be anything other than chancers. Police don't sound involved and strict regulations are put in place by councils that have been upheld. Sounds like a one sided story to me. Has anyone asked Mr Wright whether he apologised or what he did when the incident happened? Sounds like a lot of noise given no one was hurt and no real damage was done.
I don't see how this can be anything other than chancers. Police don't sound involved and strict regulations are put in place by councils that have been upheld. Sounds like a one sided story to me. Has anyone asked Mr Wright whether he apologised or what he did when the incident happened? Sounds like a lot of noise given no one was hurt and no real damage was done. Voiceofreason#1

7:09pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Nightreader says...

So easy to spot the friends and family of those involved when you read the comments!!!!
So easy to spot the friends and family of those involved when you read the comments!!!! Nightreader

7:10pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Saffyjane says...

Unbelievable chancers!?!? Who now need to pay out for a new windscreen and had a frightened child to deal with … read the article it's not a question of whether mr wright apologised it's the fact he takes no responsibility. It would appear from these comments this happens regularly, perhaps the council need to readdress the safety of the general public!
Unbelievable chancers!?!? Who now need to pay out for a new windscreen and had a frightened child to deal with … read the article it's not a question of whether mr wright apologised it's the fact he takes no responsibility. It would appear from these comments this happens regularly, perhaps the council need to readdress the safety of the general public! Saffyjane

7:15pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tatanya says...

I can not believe how unkind some people are being. It is quite a shock when you are travelling at 40 mph and there is a bang or broken glass as i know. (see earlier comment).
I knew when it happened to me that it would happen to somebody else at some point and it seems I was right.
I can not believe how unkind some people are being. It is quite a shock when you are travelling at 40 mph and there is a bang or broken glass as i know. (see earlier comment). I knew when it happened to me that it would happen to somebody else at some point and it seems I was right. Tatanya

7:18pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sweetcheeks80 says...

Wow @nightreader you can tell the golfers too
Wow @nightreader you can tell the golfers too sweetcheeks80

7:36pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tigerstuff says...

Maybe the clue is in the lady's name..... Mrs stone!!... Are you sure it wasn't one of these that hit your windscreen?... Mr stone states that a ball went through the windscreen whereby the picture shows a crack only.... Are you sure the rest of your story is not as exaggerated as that one statement?.... I wonder, have you had any other interesting insurance claims recently?
Maybe the clue is in the lady's name..... Mrs stone!!... Are you sure it wasn't one of these that hit your windscreen?... Mr stone states that a ball went through the windscreen whereby the picture shows a crack only.... Are you sure the rest of your story is not as exaggerated as that one statement?.... I wonder, have you had any other interesting insurance claims recently? Tigerstuff

7:50pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sweetcheeks80 says...

Hahaha someone really needs to get a life. I mean if we are picking faults it says Mr Wright can not see how the ball went over an 80ft safety net when it claims it came from the golf course not range!!! And 'no paying customer' in other words he has let his friends on for free and that does not cover his insurance. You have a child shaken up from what I can imagine a scary experience and you disgusting people are commenting on how they are after money. Not everyone thinks like u, maybe mr stone was just concerned for peoples safety unlike other people
Hahaha someone really needs to get a life. I mean if we are picking faults it says Mr Wright can not see how the ball went over an 80ft safety net when it claims it came from the golf course not range!!! And 'no paying customer' in other words he has let his friends on for free and that does not cover his insurance. You have a child shaken up from what I can imagine a scary experience and you disgusting people are commenting on how they are after money. Not everyone thinks like u, maybe mr stone was just concerned for peoples safety unlike other people sweetcheeks80

8:03pm Thu 12 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

Clearly all drug taking chancers. Benefits and shoplifting clearly aren't paying enough to feed the Staffy.
You can see they're all stoned in the picture.
Obviously out to cheat the system out of cash Christmas is coming after all
Clearly all drug taking chancers. Benefits and shoplifting clearly aren't paying enough to feed the Staffy. You can see they're all stoned in the picture. Obviously out to cheat the system out of cash Christmas is coming after all andyandyandy

8:12pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tigerstuff says...

If they aren't after money why was the threat made 'if you don't give me £250 I'm going to the Watford observer... Seems quite clear cut to me where his priorities lay... Oh yes and you have misquoted about the fence... Re- read the article.... And while you are at it google where responsibility lies if someone or something is hit by a stray golf ball.... In every case you will find it is the responsibility the the individual that hit the ball, not the poor sucker that is trying to run a business...
If they aren't after money why was the threat made 'if you don't give me £250 I'm going to the Watford observer... Seems quite clear cut to me where his priorities lay... Oh yes and you have misquoted about the fence... Re- read the article.... And while you are at it google where responsibility lies if someone or something is hit by a stray golf ball.... In every case you will find it is the responsibility the the individual that hit the ball, not the poor sucker that is trying to run a business... Tigerstuff

8:17pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sweetcheeks80 says...

@andyandyandy clearly someone has a lot to get off his chest. Maybe counselling could help u. You obviously are a very troubled person from these comments. How can u get that impression by a photo, I mean how small minded and pathetic can someone get. If they were that skint how could they afford a car let alone drugs. They look ok to me. What a nasty little parasite you are.
@andyandyandy clearly someone has a lot to get off his chest. Maybe counselling could help u. You obviously are a very troubled person from these comments. How can u get that impression by a photo, I mean how small minded and pathetic can someone get. If they were that skint how could they afford a car let alone drugs. They look ok to me. What a nasty little parasite you are. sweetcheeks80

8:22pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sweetcheeks80 says...

I can't see Mr Stone's reply regarding the 'threatening phone call' so how do we all know that is what he asked for. It would seem more that he asked mr wright to take responsibility which he seems to have not. I know if it was me or someone close to me I wouldn't want to be paying out for a windscreen this close to xmas. It is stated in a comment above that the manager was asked for names and numbers to give to insurance company which he was declined. I think the point of this story is that it is a unsafe bit of road which is also a school run. It has happened before and will happen again if proper safety precautions are not put in place
I can't see Mr Stone's reply regarding the 'threatening phone call' so how do we all know that is what he asked for. It would seem more that he asked mr wright to take responsibility which he seems to have not. I know if it was me or someone close to me I wouldn't want to be paying out for a windscreen this close to xmas. It is stated in a comment above that the manager was asked for names and numbers to give to insurance company which he was declined. I think the point of this story is that it is a unsafe bit of road which is also a school run. It has happened before and will happen again if proper safety precautions are not put in place sweetcheeks80

8:32pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tigerstuff says...

Maybe mr stone didn't contradict the statement because it was accurate, and while we're at it let's close down all the golf courses, not fair just to pick on one.....
Maybe mr stone didn't contradict the statement because it was accurate, and while we're at it let's close down all the golf courses, not fair just to pick on one..... Tigerstuff

8:42pm Thu 12 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

sweetcheeks80 wrote:
@andyandyandy clearly someone has a lot to get off his chest. Maybe counselling could help u. You obviously are a very troubled person from these comments. How can u get that impression by a photo, I mean how small minded and pathetic can someone get. If they were that skint how could they afford a car let alone drugs. They look ok to me. What a nasty little parasite you are.
It's probably an uninsured stolen car. Or paid for by the last person they threatened.
[quote][p][bold]sweetcheeks80[/bold] wrote: @andyandyandy clearly someone has a lot to get off his chest. Maybe counselling could help u. You obviously are a very troubled person from these comments. How can u get that impression by a photo, I mean how small minded and pathetic can someone get. If they were that skint how could they afford a car let alone drugs. They look ok to me. What a nasty little parasite you are.[/p][/quote]It's probably an uninsured stolen car. Or paid for by the last person they threatened. andyandyandy

8:51pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

This is a complete non story.

An errant golf ball hit a passing car is unlucky, unless it was deliberate, in which case it would be a criminal damage story.

What do they want? More to the point, who would they blame if a stone hit their windscreen? Would they go complaining about birds if a flying crow or magpie dropped a stone onto their windscreen?

Also, the picture shows a cracked windscreen, yet the article quotes Mr Stone saying, "a golf ball came through the windscreen". A windscreen is a sandwich construction of two layers of glass with a polyvinyl-butryl interlayer. My estimate is that a golf ball would bounce off the surface of the glass, and probably crack the outer layer of glass; at worse, the PVB layer would absorb a lot of the force.

Perhaps a better approach would have been to bring the attention to Mr Wright's attention. But overall, this is a freak occurrence and to go marching in demanding £250 (with menaces) is ludicrous and unreasonable. Besides, this would have been covered by comprehensive insurance, which usually carries a £50/60/75 excess, so where did the figure of £250 come from!

I'm amazed at the blame culture and how people cannot just accept that sometimes, you're just simply unlucky. Get over it.
This is a complete non story. An errant golf ball hit a passing car is unlucky, unless it was deliberate, in which case it would be a criminal damage story. What do they want? More to the point, who would they blame if a stone hit their windscreen? Would they go complaining about birds if a flying crow or magpie dropped a stone onto their windscreen? Also, the picture shows a cracked windscreen, yet the article quotes Mr Stone saying, "a golf ball came through the windscreen". A windscreen is a sandwich construction of two layers of glass with a polyvinyl-butryl interlayer. My estimate is that a golf ball would bounce off the surface of the glass, and probably crack the outer layer of glass; at worse, the PVB layer would absorb a lot of the force. Perhaps a better approach would have been to bring the attention to Mr Wright's attention. But overall, this is a freak occurrence and to go marching in demanding £250 (with menaces) is ludicrous and unreasonable. Besides, this would have been covered by comprehensive insurance, which usually carries a £50/60/75 excess, so where did the figure of £250 come from! I'm amazed at the blame culture and how people cannot just accept that sometimes, you're just simply unlucky. Get over it. Gouty Gooner

8:52pm Thu 12 Dec 13

sweetcheeks80 says...

Maybe Mr Stone was not given the chance, we here a lot about journalists exaggerating story's so who are we to know he was even told. I have re read the story and comments and can not see anywhere that it is said the golf course should be closed down, just seems a family trying to make the public aware that it is unsafe and rightly so when children are in danger
Maybe Mr Stone was not given the chance, we here a lot about journalists exaggerating story's so who are we to know he was even told. I have re read the story and comments and can not see anywhere that it is said the golf course should be closed down, just seems a family trying to make the public aware that it is unsafe and rightly so when children are in danger sweetcheeks80

9:03pm Thu 12 Dec 13

NewsNinja says...

Has anyone asked Mr Wright how much he's selling these clubs for? if it can send a ball THROUGH a car windscreen, i might even be able to reach the green... I mean what was she using?? a cannon???
Has anyone asked Mr Wright how much he's selling these clubs for? if it can send a ball THROUGH a car windscreen, i might even be able to reach the green... I mean what was she using?? a cannon??? NewsNinja

9:13pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

NewsNinja wrote:
Has anyone asked Mr Wright how much he's selling these clubs for? if it can send a ball THROUGH a car windscreen, i might even be able to reach the green... I mean what was she using?? a cannon???
It didn't go through the windscreen. Look at the picture and read what Mr Wright says.
[quote][p][bold]NewsNinja[/bold] wrote: Has anyone asked Mr Wright how much he's selling these clubs for? if it can send a ball THROUGH a car windscreen, i might even be able to reach the green... I mean what was she using?? a cannon???[/p][/quote]It didn't go through the windscreen. Look at the picture and read what Mr Wright says. Gouty Gooner

9:17pm Thu 12 Dec 13

keithfishwick says...

Clearly a 'no news story' today. Shame on you Watford Observer.

The family clearly discredited their alleged claim with the abusive phone call and lack of any clear evidence. If they have a genuine case then they should pursue it through the correct channels as opposed to peddling an unsubstantiated set of events through local media.
Clearly a 'no news story' today. Shame on you Watford Observer. The family clearly discredited their alleged claim with the abusive phone call and lack of any clear evidence. If they have a genuine case then they should pursue it through the correct channels as opposed to peddling an unsubstantiated set of events through local media. keithfishwick

9:21pm Thu 12 Dec 13

NewsNinja says...

Gouty Gooner wrote:
NewsNinja wrote:
Has anyone asked Mr Wright how much he's selling these clubs for? if it can send a ball THROUGH a car windscreen, i might even be able to reach the green... I mean what was she using?? a cannon???
It didn't go through the windscreen. Look at the picture and read what Mr Wright says.
Thanks for the insight Goon... It's a satire tool called sarcasm... read the article... I'm quoting the observer quoting Mark Stone

"He said: "My wife, daughter and granddaughter were in the car coming back from picking my granddaughter up from hospital and a golf ball came through the windscreen."
[quote][p][bold]Gouty Gooner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]NewsNinja[/bold] wrote: Has anyone asked Mr Wright how much he's selling these clubs for? if it can send a ball THROUGH a car windscreen, i might even be able to reach the green... I mean what was she using?? a cannon???[/p][/quote]It didn't go through the windscreen. Look at the picture and read what Mr Wright says.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the insight Goon... It's a satire tool called sarcasm... read the article... I'm quoting the observer quoting Mark Stone "He said: "My wife, daughter and granddaughter were in the car coming back from picking my granddaughter up from hospital and a golf ball came through the windscreen." NewsNinja

11:27pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Trojan pest control says...

I've seen a few balls bouncing down prestwick road over the years, the old man got ball land on the bonnet a few years ago.

When I was 14-15 we use to pop down there and collect the balls hit outside the road every other Saturday, used to collect 250-300 each time and sell them back to the golfie for 5p each or down the bootie 10 for a quid! Nice bit of pocket money. I assumed windscreen excess was only £75?
I've seen a few balls bouncing down prestwick road over the years, the old man got ball land on the bonnet a few years ago. When I was 14-15 we use to pop down there and collect the balls hit outside the road every other Saturday, used to collect 250-300 each time and sell them back to the golfie for 5p each or down the bootie 10 for a quid! Nice bit of pocket money. I assumed windscreen excess was only £75? Trojan pest control

12:27am Fri 13 Dec 13

NewsNinja says...

@Trojan... Are you admitting

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Theft_by_fi
nding

???

Claire Maxwell, now there's a story... :op
@Trojan... Are you admitting http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Theft_by_fi nding ??? Claire Maxwell, now there's a story... :op NewsNinja

3:06am Fri 13 Dec 13

Honest Rog says...

sweetcheeks80 wrote:
@andyandyandy clearly someone has a lot to get off his chest. Maybe counselling could help u. You obviously are a very troubled person from these comments. How can u get that impression by a photo, I mean how small minded and pathetic can someone get. If they were that skint how could they afford a car let alone drugs. They look ok to me. What a nasty little parasite you are.
sweetcheeks80 calm down, reasonable people share your view on this. Andy was surely being ironic in an attempt to draw out the knuckle scraping neanderthals into making their prejudiced comments in support.
Looks like I was right.
Somebody mentioned the police in this matter. Ha ha ha ha.
When this golf facility was first opened I suffered a near miss when a bus swerved to avoid a golf ball and nearly hit me. I went straight to South Oxhey nick to report the danger only to be told that there was nothing they could do about it. I said "What would you do if I stood at the side of Prestwick Road and practised my golf in the face of oncoming traffic?" The difference between my hypothesis and reality was about 20 metres (at 90 degrees to Prestwick Rd). Now the police station's closed.
[quote][p][bold]sweetcheeks80[/bold] wrote: @andyandyandy clearly someone has a lot to get off his chest. Maybe counselling could help u. You obviously are a very troubled person from these comments. How can u get that impression by a photo, I mean how small minded and pathetic can someone get. If they were that skint how could they afford a car let alone drugs. They look ok to me. What a nasty little parasite you are.[/p][/quote]sweetcheeks80 calm down, reasonable people share your view on this. Andy was surely being ironic in an attempt to draw out the knuckle scraping neanderthals into making their prejudiced comments in support. Looks like I was right. Somebody mentioned the police in this matter. Ha ha ha ha. When this golf facility was first opened I suffered a near miss when a bus swerved to avoid a golf ball and nearly hit me. I went straight to South Oxhey nick to report the danger only to be told that there was nothing they could do about it. I said "What would you do if I stood at the side of Prestwick Road and practised my golf in the face of oncoming traffic?" The difference between my hypothesis and reality was about 20 metres (at 90 degrees to Prestwick Rd). Now the police station's closed. Honest Rog

6:10am Fri 13 Dec 13

Peter_R says...

This is a shake down by the family, pure and simple. Consider the physics. A golf ball does NOT penetrate a windscreen hit from as far away as 400 yards, even if it were Tiger Woods himself hitting the ball. The story is pure fabrication. What likely happened is a stone from a vehicle in front kicked up a stone which DID have the required inertia to crack a windshield.
This is a shake down by the family, pure and simple. Consider the physics. A golf ball does NOT penetrate a windscreen hit from as far away as 400 yards, even if it were Tiger Woods himself hitting the ball. The story is pure fabrication. What likely happened is a stone from a vehicle in front kicked up a stone which DID have the required inertia to crack a windshield. Peter_R

8:45am Fri 13 Dec 13

metallicat108 says...

What an utterly ridiculous story! Clearly a slow a news day. Would the same coverage be shown if the screen had been cracked by a stone? I think not.

I find the photo in this article fantastic. The clearly "shaken" family standing by the scene of the crime, it also clearly depicts the crack in the windscreen and not a whole as Mr Stone described the ball came through!

This is clearly a family trying to get a cash payoff just in time for Christmas for something I doubt ever happened! Instead of an abusive phone call Mr Stone should have been a man about it, gone down to see Mr Wright to discuss it. If he had asked Mr Wright to pay for a garage repair bill instead of cash then it would be a different story. Had Mr Wright succumbed to this blatant ploy to get money I'm sure it would have been spent on Lambrini, cans of Stella and a fat Turkey for them to stuff their faces on leaving the crack still there on their next MOT!

This is why small business struggle when they are fleeced day in day out by people looking to make a quick quid. Surely the three women suffered whiplash, why not make a personal injury claim as well? Take it as a life lesson and put it down to one of those things that happen.
What an utterly ridiculous story! Clearly a slow a news day. Would the same coverage be shown if the screen had been cracked by a stone? I think not. I find the photo in this article fantastic. The clearly "shaken" family standing by the scene of the crime, it also clearly depicts the crack in the windscreen and not a whole as Mr Stone described the ball came through! This is clearly a family trying to get a cash payoff just in time for Christmas for something I doubt ever happened! Instead of an abusive phone call Mr Stone should have been a man about it, gone down to see Mr Wright to discuss it. If he had asked Mr Wright to pay for a garage repair bill instead of cash then it would be a different story. Had Mr Wright succumbed to this blatant ploy to get money I'm sure it would have been spent on Lambrini, cans of Stella and a fat Turkey for them to stuff their faces on leaving the crack still there on their next MOT! This is why small business struggle when they are fleeced day in day out by people looking to make a quick quid. Surely the three women suffered whiplash, why not make a personal injury claim as well? Take it as a life lesson and put it down to one of those things that happen. metallicat108

9:49am Fri 13 Dec 13

Russ6666 says...

I was walking down Prestwick road the other day, and a golf ball came over the fence and knocked me clean out. When I came round, I walked over to the golf course, and confrounted the owner, who denied even having a golf course, and tried to make out it was just a field. When I pointed out to him that it was a golf course, and there was no denying it, because it had greens, and holes with flags in them, he then told me the only paying customer he had was a 3 year old ginger cat called Tom. He then told me there was not way the cat had the strength to hit a ball over an 80ft fence. It was at this point, I realised he was clearly mental, and mad my excuses and left.
I was walking down Prestwick road the other day, and a golf ball came over the fence and knocked me clean out. When I came round, I walked over to the golf course, and confrounted the owner, who denied even having a golf course, and tried to make out it was just a field. When I pointed out to him that it was a golf course, and there was no denying it, because it had greens, and holes with flags in them, he then told me the only paying customer he had was a 3 year old ginger cat called Tom. He then told me there was not way the cat had the strength to hit a ball over an 80ft fence. It was at this point, I realised he was clearly mental, and mad my excuses and left. Russ6666

10:10am Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

If anyone in my family appeared in the local newspaper looking as miserable as they do over such a petty incident, I'd disown them.
If anyone in my family appeared in the local newspaper looking as miserable as they do over such a petty incident, I'd disown them. Gouty Gooner

10:53am Fri 13 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

70 years ago bombs were falling from the sky. People coped.
I don't know whether these people are scrounger or a "hard working family" but I do know they are chancers. Get on with it.
70 years ago bombs were falling from the sky. People coped. I don't know whether these people are scrounger or a "hard working family" but I do know they are chancers. Get on with it. CaptainPC

10:56am Fri 13 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

Russ6666 wrote:
I was walking down Prestwick road the other day, and a golf ball came over the fence and knocked me clean out. When I came round, I walked over to the golf course, and confrounted the owner, who denied even having a golf course, and tried to make out it was just a field. When I pointed out to him that it was a golf course, and there was no denying it, because it had greens, and holes with flags in them, he then told me the only paying customer he had was a 3 year old ginger cat called Tom. He then told me there was not way the cat had the strength to hit a ball over an 80ft fence. It was at this point, I realised he was clearly mental, and mad my excuses and left.
Best. Post.Ever.
[quote][p][bold]Russ6666[/bold] wrote: I was walking down Prestwick road the other day, and a golf ball came over the fence and knocked me clean out. When I came round, I walked over to the golf course, and confrounted the owner, who denied even having a golf course, and tried to make out it was just a field. When I pointed out to him that it was a golf course, and there was no denying it, because it had greens, and holes with flags in them, he then told me the only paying customer he had was a 3 year old ginger cat called Tom. He then told me there was not way the cat had the strength to hit a ball over an 80ft fence. It was at this point, I realised he was clearly mental, and mad my excuses and left.[/p][/quote]Best. Post.Ever. CaptainPC

11:52am Fri 13 Dec 13

wilkie33 says...

Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story.

Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!!
Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!! wilkie33

12:03pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story.

Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!!
The car was hit by an errant golf ball.

The end.

I have written to the local council requesting that they put up a huge sign reading, "WARNING! Golf course. Use this road at your own risk". I have also written to the golf course insisting that they either move to the Yorkshire Moors, or shut down. My advice to you would be to stay at home.

Merry Christmas.
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!![/p][/quote]The car was hit by an errant golf ball. The end. I have written to the local council requesting that they put up a huge sign reading, "WARNING! Golf course. Use this road at your own risk". I have also written to the golf course insisting that they either move to the Yorkshire Moors, or shut down. My advice to you would be to stay at home. Merry Christmas. Gouty Gooner

12:04pm Fri 13 Dec 13

metallicat108 says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story.

Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!!
Has Jeremy Kyle finished? Quickly before Loose Women starts!

On a Monday afternoon children should be in school yes but we all know South Oxhey kids litter the streets during the day when they should be in school!

Why didn't Mr Stone visit in person and why did he threaten Mr Wright with the papers? You only went to the papers because the money was denied and wanted to get your own back on the business owner trying to get him shutdown! There are much better avenues you could have taken other than this blatant exploitation!
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!![/p][/quote]Has Jeremy Kyle finished? Quickly before Loose Women starts! On a Monday afternoon children should be in school yes but we all know South Oxhey kids litter the streets during the day when they should be in school! Why didn't Mr Stone visit in person and why did he threaten Mr Wright with the papers? You only went to the papers because the money was denied and wanted to get your own back on the business owner trying to get him shutdown! There are much better avenues you could have taken other than this blatant exploitation! metallicat108

12:06pm Fri 13 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story.

Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!!
A golf ball hit your car. That's it. Get on with your life and stop whining.
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!![/p][/quote]A golf ball hit your car. That's it. Get on with your life and stop whining. CaptainPC

12:09pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story.

Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!!
wilkie33 wrote, "u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do"

I suppose we could all go running to the local press.
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!![/p][/quote]wilkie33 wrote, "u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do" I suppose we could all go running to the local press. Gouty Gooner

12:21pm Fri 13 Dec 13

wilkie33 says...

Yeah we could all go running to the press.......great idea then hopefully something would get done about it. Im so grateful to my parents for bringing me up to believe in what is right and what is wrong. I know in my heart of hearts that I was doing the right thing by making mr wright aware of what happened, as my daughter was very upset and I would not like more children to be scared or more seriously hurt. It could of hit a child on the head walking past.
I like the way someone has pointed out that children from south oxhey would be roaming the streets, funny, Mr Wright said the same......yet this is where he is running a community based business! Says a lot about the man to me
Yeah we could all go running to the press.......great idea then hopefully something would get done about it. Im so grateful to my parents for bringing me up to believe in what is right and what is wrong. I know in my heart of hearts that I was doing the right thing by making mr wright aware of what happened, as my daughter was very upset and I would not like more children to be scared or more seriously hurt. It could of hit a child on the head walking past. I like the way someone has pointed out that children from south oxhey would be roaming the streets, funny, Mr Wright said the same......yet this is where he is running a community based business! Says a lot about the man to me wilkie33

12:25pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Yeah we could all go running to the press.......great idea then hopefully something would get done about it. Im so grateful to my parents for bringing me up to believe in what is right and what is wrong. I know in my heart of hearts that I was doing the right thing by making mr wright aware of what happened, as my daughter was very upset and I would not like more children to be scared or more seriously hurt. It could of hit a child on the head walking past.
I like the way someone has pointed out that children from south oxhey would be roaming the streets, funny, Mr Wright said the same......yet this is where he is running a community based business! Says a lot about the man to me
How many reports of incidents of car damage, and injuries to people have there been near this golf course? Not in the previous week, month or year; ever?
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Yeah we could all go running to the press.......great idea then hopefully something would get done about it. Im so grateful to my parents for bringing me up to believe in what is right and what is wrong. I know in my heart of hearts that I was doing the right thing by making mr wright aware of what happened, as my daughter was very upset and I would not like more children to be scared or more seriously hurt. It could of hit a child on the head walking past. I like the way someone has pointed out that children from south oxhey would be roaming the streets, funny, Mr Wright said the same......yet this is where he is running a community based business! Says a lot about the man to me[/p][/quote]How many reports of incidents of car damage, and injuries to people have there been near this golf course? Not in the previous week, month or year; ever? Gouty Gooner

12:28pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Andrew Turpie says...

Introducing the new Christmas must have toys for the over sensitive souls in today's society, we bring you the all new "Over re-action man!"
Introducing the new Christmas must have toys for the over sensitive souls in today's society, we bring you the all new "Over re-action man!" Andrew Turpie

12:35pm Fri 13 Dec 13

wilkie33 says...

Well there is comments above of people that have been hit or near misses. And actually ive had numerous people tell me the same has happened to them so actually seems a regular occurrence, hence going to the paper for people to be made aware of the dangers.

Having a sensitive soul doesn't bother me, it makes me a better person than people getting off on being **** right nasty while hiding behind a computer screen.
Well there is comments above of people that have been hit or near misses. And actually ive had numerous people tell me the same has happened to them so actually seems a regular occurrence, hence going to the paper for people to be made aware of the dangers. Having a sensitive soul doesn't bother me, it makes me a better person than people getting off on being **** right nasty while hiding behind a computer screen. wilkie33

12:41pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Well there is comments above of people that have been hit or near misses. And actually ive had numerous people tell me the same has happened to them so actually seems a regular occurrence, hence going to the paper for people to be made aware of the dangers.

Having a sensitive soul doesn't bother me, it makes me a better person than people getting off on being **** right nasty while hiding behind a computer screen.
Who's been nasty? Whilst most of the comments are objective, I don;t see anything that could be deemed nasty.

If I had a near miss - or was even hit by a golf ball whilst walking by, or near a golf course, I'd prolly see the funny side of it and put it down to about the same balance of probabilities of walking under a bridge and getting pigeon poo on me.
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Well there is comments above of people that have been hit or near misses. And actually ive had numerous people tell me the same has happened to them so actually seems a regular occurrence, hence going to the paper for people to be made aware of the dangers. Having a sensitive soul doesn't bother me, it makes me a better person than people getting off on being **** right nasty while hiding behind a computer screen.[/p][/quote]Who's been nasty? Whilst most of the comments are objective, I don;t see anything that could be deemed nasty. If I had a near miss - or was even hit by a golf ball whilst walking by, or near a golf course, I'd prolly see the funny side of it and put it down to about the same balance of probabilities of walking under a bridge and getting pigeon poo on me. Gouty Gooner

1:02pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Saffyjane says...

Why is there not a net both sides for safety? Is this question not going to be answered until someone is seriously hurt? The shock could make a driver lose control of the car and onto on coming traffic (a bit like the bus story). The only reason this story rang a bell with me was because a few weeks ago myself and my daughter had a rock hit the windscreen whilst we were on the m25, scared the life out of both of us, luckily it did no damage to the car but it frightened her to tears! This is obviously just one of those things but this could so easily be prevented…PUT A NET UP BOTH SIDES!! Everyone's happy! #simples
And guys there really is no need for the unhelpful below the belt comments about a family none of us know personally, we all want the same thing surely
Why is there not a net both sides for safety? Is this question not going to be answered until someone is seriously hurt? The shock could make a driver lose control of the car and onto on coming traffic (a bit like the bus story). The only reason this story rang a bell with me was because a few weeks ago myself and my daughter had a rock hit the windscreen whilst we were on the m25, scared the life out of both of us, luckily it did no damage to the car but it frightened her to tears! This is obviously just one of those things but this could so easily be prevented…PUT A NET UP BOTH SIDES!! Everyone's happy! #simples And guys there really is no need for the unhelpful below the belt comments about a family none of us know personally, we all want the same thing surely Saffyjane

1:17pm Fri 13 Dec 13

angryangryangry says...

FORE!!
FORE!! angryangryangry

1:19pm Fri 13 Dec 13

andyandyandy says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!!
Clearly stoned out of her mind after a hard days shoplifting!
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!![/p][/quote]Clearly stoned out of her mind after a hard days shoplifting! andyandyandy

1:22pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

There should be nets on motorways too.
There should be nets on motorways too. Gouty Gooner

1:23pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Andrew Turpie says...

I was fortunate enough to be brought up across from the very first links course (brownie points to those who knows where it is!), and was no stranger to grabbing my grandad's 9 iron and belting balls left right and centre. Trouble was that the old course was then a public park and the "parkie" didn't take kindly to it and may a chase out the park often ensued. The only accident I ever was involved in was when my overexcitement with a 200 yard plus shot (not bad for a 12 year old), I threw the 9 iron up in the air and the club hurtled back to earth onto my pals skull. Almost 30 years on, I still get reminded of it lol :)
I was fortunate enough to be brought up across from the very first links course (brownie points to those who knows where it is!), and was no stranger to grabbing my grandad's 9 iron and belting balls left right and centre. Trouble was that the old course was then a public park and the "parkie" didn't take kindly to it and may a chase out the park often ensued. The only accident I ever was involved in was when my overexcitement with a 200 yard plus shot (not bad for a 12 year old), I threw the 9 iron up in the air and the club hurtled back to earth onto my pals skull. Almost 30 years on, I still get reminded of it lol :) Andrew Turpie

1:25pm Fri 13 Dec 13

wilkie33 says...

Well for someone who is interested in this story have u actually read the comments? Myself and my family have been called some disgusting things. You obviously do not have children as u would realise the impact a scary encounter can have on a child. Im sure if a pigeon had pooed on my daughter or myself we would have found it hilarious too, bit different to a golfball hitting the windscreen at 40mph.

@saffyjane thankyou for your comments, I hope your daughter is ok.
Well for someone who is interested in this story have u actually read the comments? Myself and my family have been called some disgusting things. You obviously do not have children as u would realise the impact a scary encounter can have on a child. Im sure if a pigeon had pooed on my daughter or myself we would have found it hilarious too, bit different to a golfball hitting the windscreen at 40mph. @saffyjane thankyou for your comments, I hope your daughter is ok. wilkie33

1:26pm Fri 13 Dec 13

barnet123 says...

This (non) story is hilarious ...

If there was only one old codger pitching with a wedge, how on earth would the coffin dodger be able to score a direct hit on a passing motor? If true, they need to get down to Top Golf!

I recommend that instead of trying to blame someone else for their misfortune, they should call Gavin from Autoglass and get it repaired!

Another point, I'm pretty sure that the manager of the golf club can't be giving out names and addresses of his member to any old chancers ... I for one wouldn't be happy if my personal details were passed onto some blagger looking for a payout

In other news, man falls over blade of grass in Abbots Langley and sues council for grass exceeding legally permitted blade length by 0.87mm

Bye
This (non) story is hilarious ... If there was only one old codger pitching with a wedge, how on earth would the coffin dodger be able to score a direct hit on a passing motor? If true, they need to get down to Top Golf! I recommend that instead of trying to blame someone else for their misfortune, they should call Gavin from Autoglass and get it repaired! Another point, I'm pretty sure that the manager of the golf club can't be giving out names and addresses of his member to any old chancers ... I for one wouldn't be happy if my personal details were passed onto some blagger looking for a payout In other news, man falls over blade of grass in Abbots Langley and sues council for grass exceeding legally permitted blade length by 0.87mm Bye barnet123

1:35pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Well for someone who is interested in this story have u actually read the comments? Myself and my family have been called some disgusting things. You obviously do not have children as u would realise the impact a scary encounter can have on a child. Im sure if a pigeon had pooed on my daughter or myself we would have found it hilarious too, bit different to a golfball hitting the windscreen at 40mph.

@saffyjane thankyou for your comments, I hope your daughter is ok.
I have two (young) children, thanks for asking. I can also assure you that in such an horrific situation, I will explain to them that there is a far more reasonable way to deal with it and there are, in fact, significantly more severe situations to put this much energy into.

Dear Pot,

You previously implied that people responding to this article were, "small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do," yet here you are contributing more than your fair share of ignorance to this discussion whilst objecting to "disgusting" remarks?

Yours truly,

Kettle.
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Well for someone who is interested in this story have u actually read the comments? Myself and my family have been called some disgusting things. You obviously do not have children as u would realise the impact a scary encounter can have on a child. Im sure if a pigeon had pooed on my daughter or myself we would have found it hilarious too, bit different to a golfball hitting the windscreen at 40mph. @saffyjane thankyou for your comments, I hope your daughter is ok.[/p][/quote]I have two (young) children, thanks for asking. I can also assure you that in such an horrific situation, I will explain to them that there is a far more reasonable way to deal with it and there are, in fact, significantly more severe situations to put this much energy into. Dear Pot, You previously implied that people responding to this article were, "small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do," yet here you are contributing more than your fair share of ignorance to this discussion whilst objecting to "disgusting" remarks? Yours truly, Kettle. Gouty Gooner

1:55pm Fri 13 Dec 13

wilkie33 says...

People getting upset for standing up for myself and my family, just shows what morals and belief in family life u have.

Have a nice day y'all

Dear kettle

This is a waste of time and my energy. I really do hope your 'two small children' don't ever get hit by a golf ball as u will really have to eat your words.

From Pot
People getting upset for standing up for myself and my family, just shows what morals and belief in family life u have. Have a nice day y'all Dear kettle This is a waste of time and my energy. I really do hope your 'two small children' don't ever get hit by a golf ball as u will really have to eat your words. From Pot wilkie33

1:55pm Fri 13 Dec 13

sowhatsgoingonhere says...

It was a freak accident! Theres always "what ifs" in life, but you got away with a cracked windscreen. Be grateful it wasnt anything serious.
It was a freak accident! Theres always "what ifs" in life, but you got away with a cracked windscreen. Be grateful it wasnt anything serious. sowhatsgoingonhere

1:59pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

wilkie33 wrote:
People getting upset for standing up for myself and my family, just shows what morals and belief in family life u have.

Have a nice day y'all

Dear kettle

This is a waste of time and my energy. I really do hope your 'two small children' don't ever get hit by a golf ball as u will really have to eat your words.

From Pot
"This is a waste of time and my energy."

It's what most have been saying since your sad looking faces appeared in the article.


http://www.dailyreco
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[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: People getting upset for standing up for myself and my family, just shows what morals and belief in family life u have. Have a nice day y'all Dear kettle This is a waste of time and my energy. I really do hope your 'two small children' don't ever get hit by a golf ball as u will really have to eat your words. From Pot[/p][/quote]"This is a waste of time and my energy." It's what most have been saying since your sad looking faces appeared in the article. http://www.dailyreco rd.co.uk/news/scotti sh-news/scots-driver -escapes-unscathed-a fter-2920766 Gouty Gooner

2:26pm Fri 13 Dec 13

koonihc says...

I popped into the shop at OPGC today...big SALE on if anyone needs anything. Interestingly it seems there is a discrepancy, only the daughter and grand-daughter were in the car.....no mother at all....does this mean the daughter wasn't insured to drive her mothers car so they thought they better add another person who was to the story?? Takes all sorts....btw very friendly atmosphere at the golf club, very impressed.
I popped into the shop at OPGC today...big SALE on if anyone needs anything. Interestingly it seems there is a discrepancy, only the daughter and grand-daughter were in the car.....no mother at all....does this mean the daughter wasn't insured to drive her mothers car so they thought they better add another person who was to the story?? Takes all sorts....btw very friendly atmosphere at the golf club, very impressed. koonihc

2:32pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

@lucky-to-be-alive-K
atie Wilkinson: Besides, not you nor your children got hit by a golf ball; the car did. To even make the remark about my kids getting clouted by a golf ball, is about as pathetic as you teeing off about getting hit by a golf ball near a golf course in the first place.

You come on here to 'set the record straight' and are now perturbed that there are a lot of people expressing an opinion which does not meet your approval.

I think we might even be looking at your next complaint/breaking news story.
@lucky-to-be-alive-K atie Wilkinson: Besides, not you nor your children got hit by a golf ball; the car did. To even make the remark about my kids getting clouted by a golf ball, is about as pathetic as you teeing off about getting hit by a golf ball near a golf course in the first place. You come on here to 'set the record straight' and are now perturbed that there are a lot of people expressing an opinion which does not meet your approval. I think we might even be looking at your next complaint/breaking news story. Gouty Gooner

2:33pm Fri 13 Dec 13

wilkie33 says...

Hahaha now this is great, I take it Mr Wright needs glasses considering she moved out of his way to look at the windscreen. Maybe he didn't see the other people on the golf course either,a oh yeah sorry just an 80 year old woman.

Its Mr Wright who seems the only 'chancer' here as previously stated this is not about money but safety of the community his business is in.
Hahaha now this is great, I take it Mr Wright needs glasses considering she moved out of his way to look at the windscreen. Maybe he didn't see the other people on the golf course either,a oh yeah sorry just an 80 year old woman. Its Mr Wright who seems the only 'chancer' here as previously stated this is not about money but safety of the community his business is in. wilkie33

2:36pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

Don't begrudge a business using an opportunity to do what it exists for. It's not like he's gratuitously whoring himself for attention.
Don't begrudge a business using an opportunity to do what it exists for. It's not like he's gratuitously whoring himself for attention. Gouty Gooner

2:43pm Fri 13 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

wilkie33 wrote:
Hahaha now this is great, I take it Mr Wright needs glasses considering she moved out of his way to look at the windscreen. Maybe he didn't see the other people on the golf course either,a oh yeah sorry just an 80 year old woman.

Its Mr Wright who seems the only 'chancer' here as previously stated this is not about money but safety of the community his business is in.
Look love,when people put themselves up for attention, others snipe at them. You'd do well to ignore the comments on this thread as they are unlikely to please you. However in future I would keep your head dopwn ratherf than clamouring for attention.
[quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Hahaha now this is great, I take it Mr Wright needs glasses considering she moved out of his way to look at the windscreen. Maybe he didn't see the other people on the golf course either,a oh yeah sorry just an 80 year old woman. Its Mr Wright who seems the only 'chancer' here as previously stated this is not about money but safety of the community his business is in.[/p][/quote]Look love,when people put themselves up for attention, others snipe at them. You'd do well to ignore the comments on this thread as they are unlikely to please you. However in future I would keep your head dopwn ratherf than clamouring for attention. CaptainPC

2:43pm Fri 13 Dec 13

wilkie33 says...

All this abuse? What for trying to point out somewhere is unsafe?
Ok then
#moron
if i was looking for attention then I can only thank you, as its idiots like u giving this attention (round of applause)
All this abuse? What for trying to point out somewhere is unsafe? Ok then #moron if i was looking for attention then I can only thank you, as its idiots like u giving this attention (round of applause) wilkie33

2:55pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

It's not unsafe, and you still haven't backed up your claim with evidence of similar incidents. It's probably safer than making a cup of tea.

Your best policy would have been to approach the golf club and ask them if they could have a look at the netting, or even ask them if there has been any similar incidents which could prompt them taking action. You might have found that the owner could have apologised and offered to pay, or even gift your dad a round of golf on the house. But you chose not to.

And now you're slipping in a bit of name calling too. I think we've definitely got the measure of you.
It's not unsafe, and you still haven't backed up your claim with evidence of similar incidents. It's probably safer than making a cup of tea. Your best policy would have been to approach the golf club and ask them if they could have a look at the netting, or even ask them if there has been any similar incidents which could prompt them taking action. You might have found that the owner could have apologised and offered to pay, or even gift your dad a round of golf on the house. But you chose not to. And now you're slipping in a bit of name calling too. I think we've definitely got the measure of you. Gouty Gooner

4:40pm Fri 13 Dec 13

watfordrick says...

andyandyandy wrote:
wilkie33 wrote:
Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!!
Clearly stoned out of her mind after a hard days shoplifting!
Wilkie sounding like less of a t0sser than Andy!
[quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!![/p][/quote]Clearly stoned out of her mind after a hard days shoplifting![/p][/quote]Wilkie sounding like less of a t0sser than Andy! watfordrick

4:43pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

watfordrick wrote:
andyandyandy wrote:
wilkie33 wrote:
Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!!
Clearly stoned out of her mind after a hard days shoplifting!
Wilkie sounding like less of a t0sser than Andy!
Wilkie is a female. HTH
[quote][p][bold]watfordrick[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]andyandyandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wilkie33[/bold] wrote: Lets just all clear things up. I was sitting in the back of my mothers car as my daughter was in the front following an operation. After being hit which yes was a frightening experience especially for my 12 year old daughter who was sitting where the ball hit. I myself went to speak yo mr wright with whom I was very polite to and told him what happened when he told me it was down to the players insurance I asked for a list of names n numbers of players who was using the course which he agreed to. Funny how he didn't say then there was only an old lady playing. After calling my dad he called the golf course himself to ask for the list. He was then rudely told no and told it must have been kids. No on a monday afternoon children should be at school. My father did not once threaten or raise his voice. He did ask for responsibility to be taken as this is obviously a dangerous piece of road. The reason we contacted the paper is to show people that this is not a safe road which is also a school run. We are in no way after money, for your information I have done all my xmas shopping thanks @andyandyandy so no need for the money, as for my dad he works hard 6 days a week amd is surely not in any need of an finacial pay off!!!!! It seems its going to have to take a serious accident for something to be done. The reporter has misquoted more than once and obviously just wanted a story. Can I also add that u small minded ignorant people that sit all day on a paper website all day with nothing better to do, maybe have some respect and morals. Sorry to disappoint but there is no staffy, shoplifting and certainly no drugs in this family, just honest people trying to stand up for what they believe in. Which is someone needs to take responsability for an unsafe road before someone gets seriously hurt!!!![/p][/quote]Clearly stoned out of her mind after a hard days shoplifting![/p][/quote]Wilkie sounding like less of a t0sser than Andy![/p][/quote]Wilkie is a female. HTH Gouty Gooner

7:55pm Fri 13 Dec 13

NewsNinja says...

*Sniff* *Sniff* There's a funny smell of bull 5h!t around here...

Lady, what you worrying about??? You say you're not after money. If that's the case, no worries, then Mr Wright can rest easy while you jog on.

I don't think your application for United Nations health, safety and peace envoy of South Ohxey has been well received.

Also not sure if the hash-tag "moron" was an insult aimed at that guy or your preferred signature.

Please let us know if it is the latter, because I'm sure we'd all like to refer to you by your correct title.

The 'lady' at the start of my comment was probably being a little bit over generous.
*Sniff* *Sniff* There's a funny smell of bull 5h!t around here... Lady, what you worrying about??? You say you're not after money. If that's the case, no worries, then Mr Wright can rest easy while you jog on. I don't think your application for United Nations health, safety and peace envoy of South Ohxey has been well received. Also not sure if the hash-tag "moron" was an insult aimed at that guy or your preferred signature. Please let us know if it is the latter, because I'm sure we'd all like to refer to you by your correct title. The 'lady' at the start of my comment was probably being a little bit over generous. NewsNinja

11:15pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Nightreader says...

If I was Mr Wright I would branch out into windscreen repairs and give the 80 year old a full time job on the range.
If I was Mr Wright I would branch out into windscreen repairs and give the 80 year old a full time job on the range. Nightreader

3:17am Sat 14 Dec 13

Honest Rog says...

Wilkie wins the trophy for dignity hands down. Well done gal. You've really wound up the bigots on here.
Wilkie wins the trophy for dignity hands down. Well done gal. You've really wound up the bigots on here. Honest Rog

8:54am Sat 14 Dec 13

Gouty Gooner says...

Honest Rog wrote:
Wilkie wins the trophy for dignity hands down. Well done gal. You've really wound up the bigots on here.
Is that how you see it? Her winding up a group of people? You might upset her; she came here to stand up for what she believes in, and set the record straight - she said so herself. And it's not very dignified - or ladylike - to be calling someone an "idiot", or a "moron" when she doesn't like *them* expressing *their" opinion.

Anyone would think you and her are mates...
[quote][p][bold]Honest Rog[/bold] wrote: Wilkie wins the trophy for dignity hands down. Well done gal. You've really wound up the bigots on here.[/p][/quote]Is that how you see it? Her winding up a group of people? You might upset her; she came here to stand up for what she believes in, and set the record straight - she said so herself. And it's not very dignified - or ladylike - to be calling someone an "idiot", or a "moron" when she doesn't like *them* expressing *their" opinion. Anyone would think you and her are mates... Gouty Gooner

7:44pm Sat 14 Dec 13

mummy_1 says...

A few years ago I was in a restaurant when a very large, ver heavy chandelier fell inches from where I sat eating. The noise was horrendous and it left me shaking. Luckily nobody was injured or killed and I was able to live to see my kids and another day.

My point is you were able to leave Watford General with your 'loved one' that day. Many were not...Count your blessings and get over yourselves.
A few years ago I was in a restaurant when a very large, ver heavy chandelier fell inches from where I sat eating. The noise was horrendous and it left me shaking. Luckily nobody was injured or killed and I was able to live to see my kids and another day. My point is you were able to leave Watford General with your 'loved one' that day. Many were not...Count your blessings and get over yourselves. mummy_1

11:13am Tue 17 Dec 13

CaptainPC says...

Gouty Gooner wrote:
Honest Rog wrote:
Wilkie wins the trophy for dignity hands down. Well done gal. You've really wound up the bigots on here.
Is that how you see it? Her winding up a group of people? You might upset her; she came here to stand up for what she believes in, and set the record straight - she said so herself. And it's not very dignified - or ladylike - to be calling someone an "idiot", or a "moron" when she doesn't like *them* expressing *their" opinion.

Anyone would think you and her are mates...
To be fair she was just trying to put her opinion across. It's a particularly, boring combination of self pity and attention seeking expressed in an infantile and whingining manner, but it is her opinion and she is entitled to it.
[quote][p][bold]Gouty Gooner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Honest Rog[/bold] wrote: Wilkie wins the trophy for dignity hands down. Well done gal. You've really wound up the bigots on here.[/p][/quote]Is that how you see it? Her winding up a group of people? You might upset her; she came here to stand up for what she believes in, and set the record straight - she said so herself. And it's not very dignified - or ladylike - to be calling someone an "idiot", or a "moron" when she doesn't like *them* expressing *their" opinion. Anyone would think you and her are mates...[/p][/quote]To be fair she was just trying to put her opinion across. It's a particularly, boring combination of self pity and attention seeking expressed in an infantile and whingining manner, but it is her opinion and she is entitled to it. CaptainPC

12:31pm Tue 17 Dec 13

mummy_1 says...

CaptainPC wrote:
Gouty Gooner wrote:
Honest Rog wrote:
Wilkie wins the trophy for dignity hands down. Well done gal. You've really wound up the bigots on here.
Is that how you see it? Her winding up a group of people? You might upset her; she came here to stand up for what she believes in, and set the record straight - she said so herself. And it's not very dignified - or ladylike - to be calling someone an "idiot", or a "moron" when she doesn't like *them* expressing *their" opinion.

Anyone would think you and her are mates...
To be fair she was just trying to put her opinion across. It's a particularly, boring combination of self pity and attention seeking expressed in an infantile and whingining manner, but it is her opinion and she is entitled to it.
I must agree with Captain PC. Too much self pity. She does have a right to express but instead of contacting to the WO she should have reported it to The Police, as it is possible that the balls were not launched from the golf centre.

Her granddaughter (who she was picking up from WG) was well enough to return to school within a day or so because (it appears that) she is pictured in her uniform. Glad everyone involved is ok.
[quote][p][bold]CaptainPC[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gouty Gooner[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Honest Rog[/bold] wrote: Wilkie wins the trophy for dignity hands down. Well done gal. You've really wound up the bigots on here.[/p][/quote]Is that how you see it? Her winding up a group of people? You might upset her; she came here to stand up for what she believes in, and set the record straight - she said so herself. And it's not very dignified - or ladylike - to be calling someone an "idiot", or a "moron" when she doesn't like *them* expressing *their" opinion. Anyone would think you and her are mates...[/p][/quote]To be fair she was just trying to put her opinion across. It's a particularly, boring combination of self pity and attention seeking expressed in an infantile and whingining manner, but it is her opinion and she is entitled to it.[/p][/quote]I must agree with Captain PC. Too much self pity. She does have a right to express but instead of contacting to the WO she should have reported it to The Police, as it is possible that the balls were not launched from the golf centre. Her granddaughter (who she was picking up from WG) was well enough to return to school within a day or so because (it appears that) she is pictured in her uniform. Glad everyone involved is ok. mummy_1

2:45pm Sat 21 Dec 13

EU_OUT_NOW says...

I remember this golf driving range being opened. Hitting golf balls over the net was considered fun by paying customers at the time. I took two golf balls back to the club that had narrowly missed my vehicle. The driving range simple said "these things happen". The police, likewise! WHO IN THERE RIGHT MIND BUILDS A GOLF DRIVING RANGE NEXT TO A ROAD? And it's still there? Are the nets still torn and failing to protect people and vehicles?
I remember this golf driving range being opened. Hitting golf balls over the net was considered fun by paying customers at the time. I took two golf balls back to the club that had narrowly missed my vehicle. The driving range simple said "these things happen". The police, likewise! WHO IN THERE RIGHT MIND BUILDS A GOLF DRIVING RANGE NEXT TO A ROAD? And it's still there? Are the nets still torn and failing to protect people and vehicles? EU_OUT_NOW

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