TSG – Proving again that golfers are the most volatile and violent athletes, a Michigan man was arrested yesterday after allegedly breaking a club over another duffer’s arm during a scoring argument. Glenn Lott, 59, was jailed yesterday for felony aggravated assault with a weapon following the confrontation at the Westwynd Golf Course in Oakland Township outside Detroit. According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Lott and the 65-year-old victim were playing in a foursome yesterday afternoon when Lott “became enraged” when the victim questioned him about his score on the prior hole. During the subsequent attack, deputies allege, Lott (pictured above) struck the older man with a Callaway 5-iron, “causing the club to break over his arm.” Lott then used the sawed-off club to “stab the victim in the same arm causing bleeding injuries.”
When the victim “fled in a golf cart to the clubhouse for safety,” Lott reportedly broke loose from two other golfers and gave chase in a second cart, screaming he was “going to get him.” Lott, who lives about a mile from the golf course, was subsequently taken into custody at his residence and later booked into the county jail, where he is being held in lieu of formal charges. Lott is a former Drake University football star who was a second-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1975 (though he never ended up playing in the NFL).
Classic story right here. Washed up football star who never made it to the big show, has all sorts of repressed competitiveness because he couldn’t make his dreams come true, and every once in a while those pent up emotions slip out and he has an episode. In this case the episode being an assault on a 65 year old guy with a 5 iron over a score debate. Yup, I’ve seen it a hundred times. He’s still out to prove himself. And at this point in life golf is the only means he has to do that. Protesting his score is essentially protesting his self worth. So I’d recommend not doing that, because you’ll end up with a former second round draft pick chasing your bleeding ass down the fairway trying to shank you with a Callaway.
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