I love golf.
So, all this time I thought it would awesome to have a driving range next to my church.
Turns out that would actually a little dangerous.
Church fears God and golf balls
By Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editor
(CNN) – Congregants at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Virginia, aren’t just bowing their heads to pray, they are also ducking golf balls.
Despite nets and other efforts by a driving range that abuts the church property, duffers are shanking tee shots onto the church’s property, knocking out windows and hitting church members.
One shot even hit the church’s youth pastor. “The ball came through the trees and hit him on the head. He fell to the ground, stunned but not unconscious,” Robert Mackey, an elder at the church told CNN affiliate WUSA.
Mackey said he has found 2,600 golf balls on the church’s property in just the past year.
“Our staff lives with the fear of being hit by a golf ball any time and that just doesn’t seem right to me,” he said to WUSA.