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3-strikes from the Bogey men

Posted by: 3AW Online | 16 May, 2012 - 10:47 AM
Ben Howden's car and the chip in the windscreen

Melbourne's unluckiest driver?

Cheltenham resident Ben Howden says he has been hit with 3 rogue golf balls within the last 4-months while driving past the Victoria Golf club.

Ben says that on all 3 occasions he has been sitting on the 60km/h speed limit on Park Road when the balls have struck.

LISTEN BELOW: Ben Howden speaks with Neil Mitchell

"I called the club about it and, you know I basically told them it was a pretty dangerous thing, I mean I swerved into the path on an oncoming semi-trailer" Ben told Neil Mitchell.

"I spoke to the guy at the golf cause but all they did was say sorry" he said.

- BALL 1: Hit the roof of the car, just above the windscreen.

- BALL 2: Bounced in front of his car into the bumper bar.

- BALL 3:  Hit the bottom left side of the windscreen causing it to crack.

IMAGE: The crack in Ben Howden's windscreen


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LISTEN: Ben Howden speaks with Neil Mitchell


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Blog comments Your Say

  • Turn it up Michael, "Asking for it". Why should he have to change the way he drives to work, Maybe they should close the entire road down to stop it from happening to other people. Come on!
    Is you member ship to Victoria golf club going to go up because of it???

    Brian Wednesday 16 May, 2012 - 12:08 PM
  • Golf Club should be shut down til they do something about it!

    Anne of Dallas Wednesday 16 May, 2012 - 11:16 AM
  • Would not the solution be to stop driving past the golf club? Once is unlucky, twice is kinda funny, three times is, well, asking for it!

    Michael Wednesday 16 May, 2012 - 11:05 AM

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