Wentworth Golf Club owner’s ‘life saved’

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 30, 2011 13:04

Wentworth Golf Club owner’s ‘life saved’

The owner of Wenworth Golf Club, Richard Caring, has had his life saved by a cardiologist friend he was holidaying with.

Caring showed the man a wound in his shoulder, which he had acquired following an operation at a private hospital in London to repair a torn rotator cuff. The cardiologist realised it was infected, cancelled his holiday and he and his wife flew to Los Angeles with Caring to undergo treatment. That involved two operations and six weeks spent on intravenous antibiotics.

Caring said: “I repeatedly asked the London surgeon about my wound and he told me it wasn’t infected and would heal by itself. But I got sicker and sicker.

“I could have lost my arm or got septicaemia, which could have killed me.”

Caring stated that he still only has 40 per cent use of his arm and fears he may have to give up playing golf. He added that he is intending to sue the surgeon.

“I am consulting lawyers,” he said. “Any damages I win will go to the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association because now I really understand how it feels to lose the use of a limb.”

Caring, who played off a handicap of two when he was 12, bought Wentworth Golf Club in 2005 and has worked with Ernie Els to redesign the West Course.

Alistair Dunsmuir
By Alistair Dunsmuir October 30, 2011 13:04
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