Monday, April 11, 2005

There ought to be a law mandating golf helmets

"The increasing popularity of children's golf has teed off an upswing in golf-related head injuries among youngsters, a new study finds.

"Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia reviewed the cases of more than 2,500 patients under age 19 seen by neurosurgeons between 1996 and 2002. They identified 64 sports-related injuries, including 15 golf-related injuries. Of those injuries, seven were caused by golf cart accidents, seven by golf clubs and one by being struck with a golf ball."