On the 6th of November at 7:50am I was driving along the Barton Highway when my car was struck by a golf ball from the golf course that runs alongside there.
Given that I was driving in the left lane at the limit of 80kmph and (being Canberra) had someone tailgating me, I had little choice but to drive at speed into the oncoming golf ball. Luckily the ball was on the down bounce before impact and it hit my front bumper and not my windscreen.
Yay for me and my car but, still, how often does this happen? Should I have bought myself a lottery ticket that day? I see a guy out along the green strip there every other morning collecting golf balls so it musn’t be too strange for a ball to stray outside the perimeter.
I contacted Canberra Connect to ask why there is no adequate fencing along that stretch of road given that it is high speed. They advised that the ACT Government is unable to assist with this and to contact the golf club. I did just that over two weeks ago and heard nothing back.
So I guess this means that you can lob whatever you want from private property into oncoming traffic and nobody will say boo in the ACT?