07 November 2011
Golfer awarded £400k after on-course accident
Personal injury compensation of around £400,000 has been awarded to a golfer who lost an eye during an accident while playing.
Anthony Phee was struck by a wayward shot while at the Niddry Castle golf club in West Lothian - a course that first opened in 1926 - some four years ago and subsequently had to have his eye removed.
During a case heard at the Court of Session in Edinburgh, the 44-year-old explained that he was walking between holes at the time when he heard a warning shout of "fore" from a fellow player who had mishit his tee shot.
However, despite trying to duck, the ball hit Mr Phee and he stated he felt his eye "explode" from the impact.
He therefore took legal action against both the man who hit the shot as well as the club itself and has now been granted a six-figure damages sum for his ordeal.
"I am delighted at the judgment and relieved that the court case is over," Mr Phee added.
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Posted by Francesca Witney