Cops: Golfer, 59, Broke Club Over Partner's Arm, Then Stabbed Victim With Sawed-Off 5-Iron
6/7 UPDATE: During an arraignment this afternoon, a District Court judge set Lott's bail at $100,000, ordered him to have no contact with the victim, and directed him to stay off golf courses
Proving again that golfers are the most volatile and violent athletes, a Michigan man was arrested yesterday after allegedly breaking a club over another duffer’s arm during a scoring argument.
Glenn Lott, 59, was jailed yesterday for felony aggravated assault with a weapon following the confrontation at the Westwynd Golf Course in Oakland Township outside Detroit.
According to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office, Lott and the 65-year-old victim were playing in a foursome yesterday afternoon when Lott “became enraged” when the victim questioned him about his score on the prior hole.
During the subsequent attack, deputies allege, Lott (pictured above) struck the older man with a Callaway 5-iron, “causing the club to break over his arm.” Lott then used the sawed-off club to “stab the victim in the same arm causing bleeding injuries.”
When the victim “fled in a golf cart to the clubhouse for safety,” Lott reportedly broke loose from two other golfers and gave chase in a second cart, screaming he was “going to get him.”
Lott, who lives about a mile from the golf course, was subsequently taken into custody at his residence and later booked into the county jail, where he is being held pending formal charges. Lott is a former Drake University football star who was a second-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1975 (though he never ended up playing in the NFL).
Deputies noted that they recovered half of the broken Callaway club in Lott’s golf bag (the other half was earlier found on the course’s 12th hole).
The man allegedly attacked by Lott was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel, and later received “numerous stitches for his injuries,” deputies reported.