Golf club attacks seem particularly funny. Maybe it’s that scene in Sideways or the infamous airhorn prank in Jackass, but either way, we blame movies for this perception. But really, we’re talking about a metal club despigned specifically to send a small hard ball hundreds of yards. Those things can do some damage in the wrong pair of hands.
(He has every right to be upset with himself, but hey: at least he wasn’t in Texas.)
One pair of wrong hands happened to belong to Nicholas Shampine of Puyallup, Washington. Shampine and his group of golfers were playing too slowly for the liking of a group that included James Compton. Well, words got said, someone threatened someone, and Shampine unloaded on Compton’s head with his six iron. That would prove to be a sensationally bad idea.