Monday, January 24, 2011


Hillsboro, Oregon (SafeCITY) - Alex Good, a 15-year-old Oregon teen is suing a local golf club for millions of dollars after he reportedly struck himself in the eye with his own golf ball.

According to court documents, Good - a member of the Liberty High School Golf Team - was practicing with other team mates at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club last April when it reportedly began to rain.

Staff members of the Golf Club quickly set up an awning next to the practice range to provide shelter from the rain.

Good reportedly teed off from a driving mat that was placed just a few inches from one of the metal posts that held up the awning. When Good struck the ball, it reportedly ricocheted off the metal post and struck him in the eye.

The injury has required several surgeries to correct and doctor's say Good may lose some vision in his eye.

Good's lawyer claims the Golf Glub should have known the metal pole was a danger. He is suing the Golf Club for $3 Million Dollars, claiming negligence. The Golf Club is not commenting on the case because of the pending litigation.

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