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Accidental golf club injuries.
  1. A. G. Pennycook,
  2. W. G. Morrison,
  3. D. A. Ritchie
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, UK.


    Over a 2 month period, 33 patients with injuries caused by golf clubs were identified among attenders at the accident and emergency department at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The vast majority of these were to the face and head, including three compound skull fractures. Attention is drawn to the average age of those injured (8.1 years) and to the fact that only one of the injuries occurred on a golf course. The dangers of unsupervised experimentation with golf clubs by young children are emphasized.

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