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A woman has been awarded £7,500 in personal injury compensation after being struck in the face by a wayward golf ball.
Rachel Davis was granted the four-figure damages sum from the Branston Golf and Country Club after she suffered smashed teeth as well as cuts and bruises when a shot from its driving range hit her while she walked to the car park, the Burton Mail reports.
This incident occurred in September last year and Burton Magistrates' Court has now ordered the club - which boasts 27 holes as well as its driving range - to pay additional costs after an investigation found it failed to adequately protect members of the public.
It was revealed that a risk assessment conducted in November 2007 established that balls were regularly clearing the fence at the end of the driving range, meaning a higher barrier was needed.
However, prosecutor for the local council Angela Wakefield stated that this recommendation "was not followed through".
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