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A birdie hit on the eighth makes a full recovery

A kestrel who was left with a server headache after being struck by a golf ball has got a swing back into its step.

The kestrel was hovering 50ft above the eighth hole at Worthing Golf Club in Sussex when the accident happened.

The bird was sent tumbling to the ground and worried onlookers feared the worst.

Astonishingly the bird only suffered server concussion and three hours later, after a overcoming a few wobbly moments, the feathered friend was back on its feet.

The bird was taken to Grove Lodge Veterinary Hospital and is due to be released back on to the golf course, where members are hoping it will stays well clear of the line of fire.

If you are a keen golfer who is used to hitting more traditional ‘birdies’ you should take out golf insurance. At E&L we offer comprehensive cover including golf equipment and even public liability should any of your balls go astray and cause damage. Visit www.eandl.co.uk/leisure-and-lifestyle/golf-insurance for a quotation and 10% online discount.

E&L also offer bird insurance; we cover small, exotic bird and bird of pray. As well as theft, personal accident and public liability we also cover vets fees. Visit www.eandl.co.uk/pet/bird-insurance for a quotation.

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