Report: Golf course worker in coma after being struck by ball

A Florida golf course groundskeeper was reported to be in a coma

Wednesday after being struck in the head with a golf ball.

Maurice Hayden, 42, was transported to Central Florida Regional

Hospital in critical condition following the incident at Mayfair

Country Club in Sanford, reported.

Beverly Canty said her brother-in-law’s prognosis is not good.

“He’s not doing very well at all. He is in a coma,” she told

Investigators said Brian Donohue, 35, was teeing off when his

ball hit Hayden in the head.

Golfer Mike Galloway said paramedics gave Hayden CPR on a golf

cart after he was hit by the ball, which was traveling about 130

miles per hour.

“He was always sweet and nice to me and always waved to us. It’s

a really unfortunate accident the day before Thanksgiving,”

Galloway said.

The Sanford Police Department is investigating the incident but

officers said it was an accident.