Every golfer’s worst nightmare came true for a Swedish man named Joakim Boden recently. No, we’re not talking about missing a two-foot putt when you’re playing your buddy for $20 bucks a hole. Boden was drilled directly in the head with a golf ball.
Despite the monstrous welt the ball left on his forehead, Boden somehow lived to tell the tale. He told golf.se that he was playing a casual round with some friends when something that “sounded like a gunshot” turned out to be a ball striking him in the dome. Look away if you’re squeamish:
— Stina Sternberg (@StinaSternberg) August 18, 2014
Fortunately, Boden was examined at a nearby healthy clinic and did not have any serious injuries. While it is incredibly rare to be hit with a ball, let alone in the head, Boden’s experience is a reminder that you should always cover your head if you hear someone yell “fore!”