Steamboat police respond after golfer reportedly punches another


— Steamboat Springs Police Department officers rode in golf carts to the 12th hole of the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club on Sunday afternoon to mediate a heated argument between golfers that started over the placement of flags in the holes.

Steamboat Springs police Sgt. John McCartin said officers were called to the course at 2:33 p.m. after a woman from Steamboat Springs allegedly punched a man from Denver.

McCartin said the woman was upset because the man's golfing party was “not putting the flags back in the holes properly.”

“They had a verbal argument, and someone got punched,” McCartin said.

He said that the man who was punched didn't require medical attention and that no charges were pursued as a result of the incident.

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