Going, going gone! Tipsy golfer takes a tumble at Texas driving range

Going, going gone! Tipsy golfer takes a tumble at Texas driving range

FORT WORTH — A Texas man was enjoying a night with family at Topgolf in Fort Worth Saturday when a big swing didn’t go quite as planned.

A video posted to Twitter by Nathan (@EnvyNate) shows the man getting focused on the ball, swinging large and completely missing. He proceeds to celebrate as if he did hit the ball, pointing in the distance as if he just hit a home run. Then, he stepped off the platform and fell into the netting.

The man was on the second-level platform and was caught by a netting Topgolf has in place on the upper decks for rare occurrences such as this.

“This is an extremely rare occurrence at Topgolf,” said Morgan Wallace, senior communications specialist at Topgolf. “We take safety very seriously and a strong safety track record is critical to our success.”

Nathan told Storyful that he and his cousin, the man in the video, had been drinking with family at the driving range. The cousin was not seriously injured in the fall and his family got a good laugh.

Social media users enjoyed the video as well: It has been shared by hundreds on Twitter and Instagram and viewed more than a million times.

Topgolf Fort Worth opened on May 5 and is at 2201 E. Fourth St.

 

 

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