Ball from Golf course damages Hendersonville woman’s car while she’s driving

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HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Elsa Marquez has cracks in her windshield after a golf ball hit her car Saturday afternoon.  

“Being a trauma nurse, I think about what if I would have lost control of the vehicle, hit another car, killed someone,” Marquez said.  

She was driving down Main Street when it happened. She says it came from the golf course at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club.  

Marquez reported it to the country club but says she was told, there was nothing they could do. 

“It’s not their responsibility,” she was told. “It’s the responsibility of the golfer.” 
Others like Mitzi Brummett say they see it all the time. 

“Kind of out the corner of my eye, I’ll see it fly out towards the street,” Brummett said.  

Golf balls flying into traffic, sometimes making drivers swerve. 

“Hope I don’t get hit and nobody else gets hit,” Brummett said.  

ClubCorp Communications Manager Patty Jerde sent this statement to News 2:  

“We have served the Hendersonville community for over 65 years. While we cannot control every golf ball or always locate golfers responsible for errant shots, we always try to be a good neighbor and do have netting around the driving range.” 

But, some parts of the golf course along Main Street don’t have netting. 

“You’re not protecting the drivers,” Marquez said.  

In the meantime, Marquez is stuck with a $300 bill to replace her windshield. She hopes something changes before someone gets hurt. 

“This is a safety issue,” Marquez said. “It needs to be addressed.” 

“Someone’s gonna get killed.” 

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