Golfer falls off cliff while looking for ball

A New Zealander gave new meaning to the golfing term "hazard" when he fell from a cliff while searching for his ball at a course near Auckland.

The 66-year-old man sustained serious injuries but was in a stable condition in Auckland City Hospital after falling more than 100 feet onto seaside boulders, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reported Wednesday.

The man had been playing alone and the accident was not discovered until staff discovered his abandoned golf cart, then saw an arm protruding from bushes among the rocks at the cliff’s base Tuesday afternoon.

A helicopter ambulance was called and was able to land on the shore near where the man had fallen.