Published by Sky News October 8, 2009 Â A 66-year-old woman has died after being struck on the head by a golf ball hit by her playing partner. Â Janet Llewellyn was playing a round with a friend at Strathendrick Golf Club in Stirlingshire last week when the freak accident happened. Â She was on the third tee when she was somehow struck by her playing partner’s tee shot. Â The charity volunteer from Balloch collapsed moments after being hit in the back of the head. Â Green keeping staff carried her off the course in a buggy but she lost consciousness on the way. Â She was then flown by air ambulance to Glasgow’s Southern General Hospital but died the next day. Â Friends and colleagues have since paid tribute to the mother-of-two. Â Cathy McGroarty, 79, who worked with her at a charity shop said: “I can’t believe she passed away in such circumstances. It is a total freak accident. Â “She was very good at work. She was always so active and full of life and a very nice person to know.” Â Mrs Llewellyn had been a member of the Strathendrick course, which lies in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, for two years. Â The course was closed over the weekend. Â A note on the gates read: “As a mark of respect to Janet Llewellyn, who tragically died on Friday following an accident on the course on Thursday, the course will be closed until Monday, October 5.” Â Her son, Richard, 47, from Northampton, has travelled up to Scotland to organise funeral arrangements.
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