Man Stabs Fellow Golfer After Not Being Allowed To Play Through

Pace of play can be a sensitive topic, but upset patrons typically suffer through quietly or complain to a course ranger.

One golfer in Utah took his anger to a new level this past weekend.


A group of four was playing a round of golf at the Payson City Golf Course when the man behind them, 61-year-old Lee Johnson, started getting irritated about how slow they were playing, according to police. The upset man tried to play through the group, but he wasn’t allowed. Police said there was an altercation, but golf course officials were able to de-escalate the situation.

However, on the ninth hole, the upset golfer ran into the foursome again and used a knife to stab one of the foursome’s members while another received a cut to the head as he was wrestling the suspect down.

The individual stabbed was taken to the hospital. Police said the victim’s injuries were not serious. The suspect was arrested and taken to the Utah County Jail.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen violence on the course this summer. Remember this fist fight on the 18th fairway of a course in Colorado? And then we had a gun pulled on a suspected thief as a man tried to retrieve his stolen golf clubs. What will be next?

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