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WARNING: This golf club may cause deafness

by | 5th, January 2009

NOT that The Daily Mail wants to scare you pantsless or anything… OK, they want to scare you pantsless. This just in:

“Modern titanium clubs create a ‘sonic boom’ when they connect with the ball, say scientists.

Golfers who use titanium clubs risk damaging their hearing

The risk of going deaf is so great that doctors are advising golfers to wear earplugs while they play their tee shots.

Experts have identified at least one case of a golfer of 55 who they believe has damaged his hearing as a result of using one of the new drivers three times a week for the last 18 months.”

Holy crap, is nothing safe anymore? Not even a gentle game of golf, it seems. Here at Anorak HQ, we’re sticking to cage fighting. Much safer than a good walk spoiled.

Daily Mail Scare Factor: 6/10

Posted: 5th, January 2009 | In: Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink