Martinez golfer injured when car flips on Evans course

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 2:12 PM
Last updated Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011 5:19 AM
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A Martinez man was injured at Jones Creek Golf Club on Tuesday when his golf car flipped.

Emergency medical personnel prepare to leave with Ku Nak Choi, 54, of Martinez, after the golf car he was riding in flipped over on the 18th hole at Jones Creek Golf Club in Evans. Choi was transported to a local hospital for treatment of scrapes, bruises and road rash.  Valerie Rowell/Staff
Valerie Rowell/Staff
Emergency medical personnel prepare to leave with Ku Nak Choi, 54, of Martinez, after the golf car he was riding in flipped over on the 18th hole at Jones Creek Golf Club in Evans. Choi was transported to a local hospital for treatment of scrapes, bruises and road rash.

Ku Nak Choi, 54, received minor injuries when the golf car he was riding in just past the 18th tee flipped over about 12:30 p.m., according to Columbia County sheriff’s Deputy Lonnie Payne.

The driver, Kwi Suk Han, of Evans, was following the cart path down a steep hill along the 18th hole at the course in Evans, where he applied the brake and turned the golf car. The car didn’t make the turn at the bottom of the hill and flipped over.

Han was not injured. Choi was transported to a local hospital for treatment of scrapes, bruises and road rash, Payne said.

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Jake
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Jake 11/08/11 - 02:37 pm
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First he is handed 2 forged

First he is handed 2 forged checks (from an earlier article) and now this. If I was Mr Choi I would call a taxi to take me home from the hospital and I would lock my doors, go in my room and stay inside until tomorrow.

LocalLawyer
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LocalLawyer 11/08/11 - 03:02 pm
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That is a pretty steep hill.

That is a pretty steep hill. I hope he is okay. Jones Creek is action-packed these past few days.

GodisSoGood
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GodisSoGood 11/08/11 - 03:09 pm
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poor guy...talk about bad

poor guy...talk about bad luck...glad the injuries are not serious.

Vito45
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Vito45 11/08/11 - 03:09 pm
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Valerie, it is golf "cart",

Valerie, it is golf "cart", not "car". When I read the headline I though a car had crashed onto a golf course.

faithson
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faithson 11/08/11 - 03:17 pm
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Talk about to much

Talk about to much information... Man falls off Golf Cart... ahhhh yeah! It happens.

Chillen
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Chillen 11/08/11 - 03:39 pm
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Vito, actually I think its

Vito, actually I think its golf car. When I say golf cart my spouse corrects me every single time. I just checked the Club Car site and they say golf car too.

I guess Valerie and my spouse are right. But I'll still say golf cart - ha-ha.

healthnut
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healthnut 11/08/11 - 03:43 pm
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No mention of the two car

No mention of the two car accident on 221 in Appling this morning but let someone fall off their golf cart in Jones Creek and it makes the front page! Wow....really??

Vito45
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Vito45 11/08/11 - 03:55 pm
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Then I shall stand

Then I shall stand corrected!!

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 11/08/11 - 04:22 pm
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Breaking,
Unpublished

Breaking, breaking..........hard!!! This just out of Augusta....."Man Falls Out of Golf Car".

Full story at 11!!

Valerie Rowell
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Valerie Rowell 11/08/11 - 05:08 pm
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@Vito45 -- According to Club

@Vito45 -- According to Club Car executives and my editors, the proper term for the vehicle is a "golf car."

allhans
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allhans 11/08/11 - 05:30 pm
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I learned something today.

I learned something today.

proudgunowner
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proudgunowner 11/08/11 - 06:45 pm
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Yawn......
Unpublished

Yawn......

cytoranger
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cytoranger 11/08/11 - 06:47 pm
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Saw the wreck on 221 this

Saw the wreck on 221 this morning. It was a 2 car deal and looked a little more significant. My opinion, it was a truck and jeep driven by country boys and not a yuppie playing golf, so not really news worthy. Was another one on het 150 heading towards Thomson. Again country folk so not an issue

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/08/11 - 06:48 pm
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I think if it's old, it's a

I think if it's old, it's a golf cart and the new ones are golf cars. Have ya'll looked at some of the new ones? Very snazzy.

And very glad this gentleman didn't get hurt. It could have been a disaster.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/08/11 - 06:49 pm
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And Vito, I'm still on

And Vito, I'm still on your side even after the correction.

Taylor B
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Taylor B 11/08/11 - 06:51 pm
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The brits call them

The brits call them Trolleys... tee hee!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/08/11 - 07:04 pm
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Everybody loves a country

Everybody loves a country boy, cytoranger. Would you really want anyone writing about your truck being upside down? Personally, I'm not to impressed by that upside down golf CAR...t. I just can't say it.

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 11/08/11 - 08:16 pm
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huh, I thought it was golf

huh, I thought it was golf cart, goes to show what I know...

cytoranger
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cytoranger 11/08/11 - 08:36 pm
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To a country boy the are

To a country boy the are lifted big tired hunting carts that take you through the swamp to your bottom land stand. We adapt overcome and can survive

harley_52
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harley_52 11/08/11 - 10:55 pm
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What do they call the little

What do they call the little roads the golf car(t)s drive on? They used to be "cart paths." Are they now "car paths," or have they retained their old names? And are they kept in the "cart barn," or the "car barn?"

curly123053
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curly123053 11/08/11 - 10:55 pm
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Sorry but a golf cart will

Sorry but a golf cart will always be a golf cart to me!

boredinaug
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boredinaug 11/09/11 - 06:52 am
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Perhaps the title of the

Perhaps the title of the article could have been more descriptive to include "golf" just before "car"...I thought it was an automobile accident also. I especially enjoyed reading the caption under the picture..."he was treated for scrapes, bruises, and road rash"...I thought "road rash" was a term only found in the urban dictionary...I learned something new today too!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 11/09/11 - 08:49 am
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harley52, they will have to

harley52, they will have to be car roads now, since we don't drive on paths; the barns will have to be changed to garages....why didn't they just leave things alone?

boredinaug, road rash is something you never want to learn about, first hand, especially.

boredinaug
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boredinaug 11/09/11 - 08:59 am
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Oh, I am sure you are right

Oh, I am sure you are right Willow! I'm don't ever want to experience road rash as I'm sure it is quite painful. I guess I just thought it would have been a little more professional to say the man was treated for "minor injuries"...but what do I know? lol

my.voice
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my.voice 11/09/11 - 10:20 am
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Is this Mayberry? What about

Is this Mayberry? What about the 50 local kids who fell off bikes and skateboards yesterday?

harley_52
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harley_52 11/09/11 - 10:58 am
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Willow Bailey, when will it

Willow Bailey, when will it ever end?

tgentry
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tgentry 11/09/11 - 11:55 am
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ok ok I have the answer. This

ok ok I have the answer. This is straight from the reliable source of WikiPedia.

A golf cart or golf buggy (called golf car in ANSI standard Z130.1, since "carts" are not self-propelled)[1] is a small vehicle designed originally to carry two golfers and their golf clubs around a golf course or on desert trails with less effort than walking.

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