Some old people in an SUV that lost its brakes careened, smashed and bashed their way across the fourth hole at Cloverleaf before striking a few trees causing the SUV to burst into flames after a near miss on a foursome of golfers ready to putt on the green.
Other golfers were heroic by pulling the elderly passengers from the car and then pushing the car over 30 feet with flames shooting out of it to get it away from the injured. They even managed to save all of the golf clubs in the SUV.
That is great. Commendable. Taking action to help others without regard for your own safety. Bravo.
Now, that said:
Dave Higinbotham watched the scene in horror from the third hole of the third nine of Delmont’s Cloverleaf Golf Course. The SUV, he said, rushed up a hill, heading straight toward him at 50 mph.
It missed him, instead grazing his golf cart before zooming up the hill toward the tee of the fourth hole.
“I yelled as loud as I could yell, ‘Fore, fore, fore!’ ” said Mr. Higinbotham, of Greensburg.
I’m sorry. I realize I don’t know much about golf etiquette, but I thought FORE! was used for Hey! An errant ball is flying at your head.
I didn’t know FORE! was also used for WILD FLAMING SUV!
If it’s me, I much prefer you yell something that lets me know my life is in danger. Something like, “SUV SUV SUV!” or maybe, “ZOBER ZOBER ZOBER!”