Golfers charged with fighting after arguing rules

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Two golfers have been charged with fighting after they argued about the rules while playing together at a Pennsylvania course, and one of them is accused of hitting the other over the head with a 3-wood.

State police say 63-year-old Roger Lee Harris and 42-year-old Bryan Bandes were playing with three others at the Springdale Golf Course near Uniontown on Sunday when they argued about rules involving "casual water" — or puddles.

After settling that dispute on the 5th hole, police say they argued again on the 7th hole, with Harris hitting Bandes with the club and the men trading punches.

Harris is charged with aggravated assault and simple assault, while Bandes is charged with simple assault.

Online court records don't list attorneys for the North Union Township men.

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