Golf balls wind up in the weirdest places.
The most recent version of that old tale came last weekend at Sandown Jockey Club in Esher, England, just southeast of London. During the middle of a horse race, one of the leading horses kicked up what appears to be a golf ball with one of its hooves.
As golf balls do, this one clanked off the helmet of one jockey and careened off the track, spooking one of the trailing horses in the process, enough to buck its jockey to the ground. All of this (as you can see in the video below), because someone sliced their shot a bit too far from the nearby golf center. You can find the original report from The Telegraph here.
Fore! Golf ball interference in the 1.45pm at Sandown Park earlier.pic.twitter.com/YWhFAxy7l0
— Oddschecker (@Oddschecker) September 9, 2016