Fore-HEAD! Golfer’s ball rebounds and bounces off his skull in embarrassing fail at driving range


Fore-HEAD! Golfer’s ball rebounds and bounces off his skull in embarrassing fail at driving range

  • Zachary Capper II was with his father when they decided to hit some balls 
  • His father draws the gold club high over his head and brings it swooshing down 
  • He strikes the ball with force but it hits the wall before rebounding into his head  

This is the embarrassing moment a golfer managed to hit himself in the head with his own ball while teeing off at a driving range. 

Zachary Capper II, from Springfield, Ohio, was with his father, also called Zachary, when they decided to hit some golf balls. 

Footage shows Zachary Senior approaching to make his swing and getting himself into position.

Zachary Capper II was with his father when they decided to hit some golf balls at a driving range in Ohio

Zachary Capper II was with his father when they decided to hit some golf balls at a driving range in Ohio

Footage shows Zachary Senior approaching to make his swing and getting himself into position

Footage shows Zachary Senior approaching to make his swing and getting himself into position

Drawing the golf club back high over his head, he looks as though he is going to send the ball flying for miles. 

But as he hits the golf ball with force he doesn’t get the angle right and it is sent flying upwards and into the wall next to him. 

It then ricochets off the wall with force and smashes into Zachary Senior’s head. 

As he smacks the ball with the club he hits is on the edge sending it flying vertically upwards and into the wall next to him. It then ricochets off the wall with force and smashes into Zachary Senior's forehead

As he smacks the ball with the club he hits is on the edge sending it flying vertically upwards and into the wall next to him. It then ricochets off the wall with force and smashes into Zachary Senior’s forehead

He instantly flinches and ducks as the ball makes contact with him. 

His son doubles over while recording and can be heard laughing as he watches his father’s golfing fail. 

But while Zachary Senior got a rude surprise when he went to take his swing, at least he was able to make contact with the ball unlike British golfer Charlie Smith. 

Mr Smith, 30, was trying to line up his drive at Bromley Golf Centre, on aptly named Magpie Lane in Kent, but a cheeky magpie had other plans. 

Footage shows the bird laying claim to the tee box at the sixth hole, and repeatedly knocking the ball off every time the golfer tries to put it on the peg.  

A bemused Mr Smith warns the magpie to behave, but the bird has no interest in obeying in the video, taken on October 10, 2020.

The annoyed golfer shouts: ‘Leave them alone, go away,’ at the magpie, who defiantly knocks the ball to the grass every time.

The bird’s antics are much to the delight of Mr Smith’s friend Danny Miller, 31, who recorded the amusing encounter.  

Golfer Charlie Smith is tries to line up his drive at Bromley Golf Course in Kent

The cheeky magpie keeps knocking the ball from the tee

Golfer Charlie Smith tries to line up his drive at Bromley Golf Centre in Kent, but a cheeky magpie keeps knocking the ball off the tee

Once the magpie finally hops away and lets the ball stay where it is, the golfer thanks it before going to take his shot.  

But the brazen bird isn’t finished yet and hangs around the golfers, coming back again for one final shot.

Mr Smith laughs and says: ‘Don’t you dare, I swear to God,’ but, wasting no time, the bird flies towards the ball and takes one final peck, knocking it to the ground. 

And in New South Wales in Australia, a golfer had to contend with a kangaroo trying to stop him from completing his round. 

The man can be seen marching towards the kangaroos before waving his club and arms to shoo them away.  

‘Come on, out of the way,’ he yelled at the kangaroos while his mate chuckled at the situation.

One of the kangaroos simply scratched its behind, unfazed by the man’s efforts.

The golfer managed to drive away three of the animals but still had about 20 more to go in the footage shared in February this year.

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