Golf caddie jailed four weeks for hitting worker with golf club

Golf caddie Selamat Satli was jailed for four weeks on Thursday for hitting Mr Felix Joseph on the head with a golf club at Singapore Island Country Club.
Golf caddie Selamat Satli was jailed for four weeks on Thursday for hitting Mr Felix Joseph on the head with a golf club at Singapore Island Country Club. PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS

SINGAPORE - A part-time golf caddie was jailed for four weeks on Thursday (Dec 10) for hitting a man on the head with a golf club.

Selamat Satli, 65, admitted hurting Mr Felix Joseph, 33, a nursery worker, at the golf course of Singapore Island Country Club in Sime Road on Dec 15 last year, leaving him with a 2cm-long cut on his forehead.

The court heard that at around 1pm that day, Mr Joseph was operating a tractor at the club's golf course when Selamat approached him.

Selamat was then carrying a sand-wedge, which is a golf club with a 28cm-long black handle and a 64cm-long frame.

Selamat confronted Mr Joseph and asked him why he was staring at him.

Mr Joseph, who was wearing sunglasses, denied staring at him.

The two quarrelled and Selamat swung the golf club and hit Mr Joseph on his head.

Mr Joseph felt blood on his forehead and pushed Selamat away. He then ran to the nearest store and informed the management of the incident.

Mr Joseph suffered a cut and was given three days' medical leave.

Selamat could have been jailed for up to two years and fined up to $5,000 for voluntarily causing hurt.