At a posh golf course outside of Ft. Worth, TX 48 year old Clay Carpenter is recovering from an altercation that almost cost him his life and still may cost him a leg.
Over the weekend Carpenter was part of a threesome that was behind a foursome that was going slow, and the course marshal had instructed the faster group to play through.
When the threesome, including Carpenter, began to play through that is when things, “turned ugly” and a full out brawl began. As the fight went on Carpenter claims he was on top of another man when he was stabbed in the leg with a golf shaft. The severity of the injury was immediately noticeable as a when he stood up the blood was “spurting” and flowing from his groin area and described like a “leaky faucet”.
A 9-11 call from a man in the other group claimed, “He fell on a golf club or something,” the caller says. “He’s passed out once already. We’ve got his artery clamped with our hand.” But Carpenter contends that the man that stabbed him first swung at his head with the club, then broke off the end before stabbing him in the leg with it. He says his assailant was not willing to let them play through as instructed and refused to, “defuse anything”.
Carpenter worries that the blood loss will result in an amputation of his leg because there already has been extensive tissue loss. “I’ll never be able to lift my feet up again,” Carpenter said. “I’ve run full marathons, and I’ll never be a runner again. I’ve lost the ability to properly use my leg. I’ll have to use a brace on this right leg forever.”
He does not know the name of the attacker and there are no reports if he was arrested or will be charged with anything.