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Golf can cause injuries

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The game of golf can be enjoyable but it can also put you in the emergency room, golfers said Monday. 

Some people have suggested golfers wear some sort of head protection when they visit the course. One golfer recently said the chance for injury is real. 

"Any sport even golf there is a possibility of injury. You could get a ricochet off a tree. Sometimes it comes off of there so fast it might hit you depending on it might hit ya in the head. You got a club that maybe might lose control," golfer Joe Smith said.

There are also some tips that golfers can use when they hit the links. 

  • Listen up.
  • Be aware of where you are as well as other players. 
  • Make sure you are not in someone else's shot and do not stand close enough to someone who is swinging a club. 

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