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October 1, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE PHILADELPHIA Zoo's lone mechanic was killed in the zoo's garage yesterday when he was crushed by a golf cart that fell on top of him as he was repairing it, according to police and the man's co-workers. When Jim Borger, 57, a married father of three, didn't show up to a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. yesterday, his supervisor sent another employee to find him, according to a zoo co-worker who asked not to be identified. Borger was found under the golf cart in the garage at 11:08 a.m., police said.
SPORTS
December 12, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Jimmie Johnson was "horsing around" on top of a moving golf cart when he fell off and broke his left wrist, his team told the Associated Press yesterday. The version clarifies what happened during the celebrity tournament in Lecanto, Fla., 1 day after the initial account from Hendrick Motorsports implied that the Nextel Cup champion had fallen out of the cart. Although Hendrick officials gave no details of the accident, Johnson released a statement that said he was "in" the cart when he fell out. That account differed from one in yesterday's edition of the Citrus County (Fla.
SPORTS
September 29, 2015 | Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Columnist
THERE ARE bound to be countless stories emanating from the pope's weekend visit. Most figure to last a lifetime. So why shouldn't one of them involve golf? It seems his holiness needed a way to get around the grounds at St. Charles Seminary, where he stayed during his time here. And it happened that a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, who prefers to remain unnamed, was part of the group responsible for helping bring Pope Francis to Philly. Since that organization recently purchased Torresdale-Frankford Golf Club in the Greater Northeast (now known as the Union League G.C. at Torresdale)
NEWS
August 11, 2009
A New Jersey bank executive was killed Friday night in a freak accident on the Rancocas Country Club Golf Course in Burlington County, police disclosed yesterday. Frank Papotto, a senior vice president at TD Bank, formerly Commerce Bank, was injured when he fell from a moving golf cart about 6 p.m. Willingboro Township police Lt. Joseph Dey said Papotto, 46, of Moorestown, was a passenger in the cart. He was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
NEWS
October 1, 2014 | By Joe Dolinsky and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia Zoo employee was killed Monday morning after a golf cart apparently fell on him, police said. Zoo communications director Dana Lombardo said the man, whose identity authorities have not disclosed, was 59 and had been a mechanic for 14 years. His duties included working on the zoo's fleet of golf carts. It was unclear to police and zoo officials how the cart ended up on top of the mechanic. "Basically, we had a really traumatic incident happen here this morning," Lombardo said.
SPORTS
September 21, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Freddy Galvis' strength was deemed so little six years ago that the Phillies had him push and pull a golf cart around their ballpark in Clearwater, Fla. He was 20 years old and weighed 165 pounds. There were concerns that he would struggle to ever hit the ball out of the infield. Galvis strapped on a weight belt that was hooked to the cart by a metal chain. He would run the warning track at Bright House Field with the cart kicking up dust as he pulled it behind him. Galvis would get behind the cart and push and then use the chain to pull it. The Phillies, Galvis said, wanted Galvis to train like an "old-school guy. " It was his version of a Strongman competitor pulling a jumbo jet. Galvis hit his 20th homer of the season on Sunday, putting away any doubts that still lingered about the shortstop's strength.
NEWS
July 31, 2000 | By Murray Dubin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The scene did not look like a country club golf course, but golf carts were the most popular way of getting around the thicket of cables, trucks and trailers outside the First Union Center yesterday. Two, four and six seaters carried workmen, cameramen, reporters and technicians to and from the four media pavilions. Forsaking the golf cart was Bob Covington, a technician for Reuters who zipped through the area on a new high-tech scooter. It's made of aircraft aluminum, weighs six pounds, folds in half, and holds as much as 212 pounds - about 60 pounds more than Covington.
SPORTS
August 17, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - They chauffeured Joe Paterno into his Penn State media day news conference on a golf cart, then tried to position the cart in such a way where the press, including at least 30 photographers and TV camera people, could get a good look at him. He looked pretty good. Nine days after he was accidentally knocked down by wide receiver Devon Smith while his attention was diverted to a tackle-tight end drill on another practice field, the 84-year-old head coach remained in the cart for Tuesday's entire 20-minute session, admitting at one point, "I feel great except that I'm in a lot of pain.
NEWS
August 30, 2011
BATAVIA, N.Y. - A Massachusetts man whose colorful golf attire was briefly mistaken for a clown outfit has been charged in New York with driving a golf cart while drunk. The Genesee County sheriff says authorities got a report that someone dressed as a clown was operating a stolen golf cart in the western New York town of Batavia on Sunday night. Deputies found 37-year-old James Straub, of Stoneham, Mass., driving along a road. He wasn't dressed as a clown - just wearing some colorful clothing after an outing at Terry Hills Golf Course.
SPORTS
June 17, 2014 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
TOMMY LINEBERRY, a 59-year-old Wilmington, N.C., resident, has driven the golf cart for NBC golf expert Roger Maltbie during previous U.S. Opens at Pinehurst No. 2, according to golfweek.com, and had never gotten arrested on the course. But on Saturday, while waiting for Maltbie - who was walking with the final group of Martin Kaymer and Brendon Todd - to complete his on-course reporting on the 11th hole, Lineberry refused to heed the warning of a North Carolina state trooper and found himself in handcuffs.
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September 21, 2016 | By Matt Breen, STAFF WRITER
Freddy Galvis' strength was deemed so little six years ago that the Phillies had him push and pull a golf cart around their ballpark in Clearwater, Fla. He was 20 years old and weighed 165 pounds. There were concerns that he would struggle to ever hit the ball out of the infield. Galvis strapped on a weight belt that was hooked to the cart by a metal chain. He would run the warning track at Bright House Field with the cart kicking up dust as he pulled it behind him. Galvis would get behind the cart and push and then use the chain to pull it. The Phillies, Galvis said, wanted Galvis to train like an "old-school guy. " It was his version of a Strongman competitor pulling a jumbo jet. Galvis hit his 20th homer of the season on Sunday, putting away any doubts that still lingered about the shortstop's strength.
NEWS
July 1, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Police are looking for a man accused of taking a golf cart from a player at a Delaware course, then stealing the victim's truck and driving it to Camden. Police said Nathan Lewandowski, 26, is suspected in the vehicle thefts Monday morning at Baywood Greens in Millsboro, Del. Lewandowski stole the cart from someone who was playing on the course, drove it to the parking lot, and took vehicle keys from a storage compartment in the cart, according to Delaware State Police. He then used the key fob to find the victim's truck and drove off, police said.
NEWS
October 6, 2015 | Inquirer Editorial Board
What's the difference between a town and a golf course? To start, the latter has more sand traps, fewer bus stops, and funnier pants. There is, of course, no need to go on: The distinction between a town and a golf course is as self-evident as that between a Crown Victoria and a golf cart. Except, apparently, in New Jersey, where a pair of Camden County municipalities, Pine Valley and Tavistock, are essentially appendages of golf clubs. The Inquirer's Michael Boren this week documented an extreme but emblematic absurdity of the state's local government excesses: the six-man police department of Pine Valley (pop.
SPORTS
September 29, 2015 | Mike Kern, Daily News Sports Columnist
THERE ARE bound to be countless stories emanating from the pope's weekend visit. Most figure to last a lifetime. So why shouldn't one of them involve golf? It seems his holiness needed a way to get around the grounds at St. Charles Seminary, where he stayed during his time here. And it happened that a member of the Union League of Philadelphia, who prefers to remain unnamed, was part of the group responsible for helping bring Pope Francis to Philly. Since that organization recently purchased Torresdale-Frankford Golf Club in the Greater Northeast (now known as the Union League G.C. at Torresdale)
SPORTS
May 10, 2015 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The words came out of the coxswain in a familiar litany. OK, Line it up ladies. We're going to take it outside. Let's run . . . let's take a step forward toward the river. Careful. Toward me. There was no drama, simply a shell being prepared for a race, same as any other, except this was Dad Vails. "You're going to use everything you know," Temple women's coach Rebecca Smith Grzybowski told her varsity eight. A few miles to the east, Temple's graduation commencement was due to start - almost to the minute if the ceremony began on time.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2014 | BY JENELLE JANCI, Daily News Staff Writer jancij@phillynews.com, 215-568-5906
KICKING THE ball on the golf course was once just a way to unleash frustration after scoring above par. Now, it's how you play the game - FootGolf, that is. FootGolf, a mash-up of soccer and golf, challenges players to kick a regulation soccer ball into a 21-inch-round hole. Cobbs Creek Golf Course on Lansdowne Avenue started offering the sport about a month ago and hasn't even had an official opening yet (that's planned for spring). But while FootGolf may be new to Philadelphia, it's been growing internationally.
NEWS
October 1, 2014 | By Joe Dolinsky and Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writers
A Philadelphia Zoo employee was killed Monday morning after a golf cart apparently fell on him, police said. Zoo communications director Dana Lombardo said the man, whose identity authorities have not disclosed, was 59 and had been a mechanic for 14 years. His duties included working on the zoo's fleet of golf carts. It was unclear to police and zoo officials how the cart ended up on top of the mechanic. "Basically, we had a really traumatic incident happen here this morning," Lombardo said.
NEWS
October 1, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE PHILADELPHIA Zoo's lone mechanic was killed in the zoo's garage yesterday when he was crushed by a golf cart that fell on top of him as he was repairing it, according to police and the man's co-workers. When Jim Borger, 57, a married father of three, didn't show up to a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. yesterday, his supervisor sent another employee to find him, according to a zoo co-worker who asked not to be identified. Borger was found under the golf cart in the garage at 11:08 a.m., police said.
SPORTS
August 20, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Two boys stood in line to use a Port-A-John when a golf cart puttered past. One squealed, "There she is!" His mother said, "Oh, look! It's Mo'ne! Mo'ne Davis!" A few yards farther, a father asked, "Mo'ne, can you stop for a picture?" "No," said the driver, before Mo'ne could answer. "We're late. " Davis was, in fact, late for the team dinner at a local chicken wing restaurant. Her Taney Dragons Little League team ate at the same chain during the regional tournament in Bristol, Conn., last week, and, well, baseball teams are superstitious.
NEWS
July 19, 2014 | By Erin McCarthy, Inquirer Staff Writer
Odds are 1 in 12,000 that a person will be struck by lightning in his or her lifetime. But if you find yourself in the shoes of David Bodkin-Parris, 14, who was hit by a bolt of bad luck Monday in Glenolden, it can change your life forever. Michael Utley knows this all too well. In May 2000, Utley, 63, was golfing in Cape Cod, Mass., when it happened. Rain and hail began to fall as the siren blared, alerting golfers to get off the course. Severe weather was coming. As Utley headed inside, a bolt hit him. "My buddies saw me fall to the ground," Utley said.
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