I have a good friend who's a Brickie. I trimmed a house they bricked with clinkers, next to a golf course...ie on the fairway.
Anyway, He told me, when they were bricking the back, the owner had some friends over to admire the progress. He heard the owner saying how the golf balls wouldn't hit the house, because whoever was teeing off, had to do this or that
Don said the guy had no sooner made this little speech, and a golf ball almost hit the group as they were standing behind the house...
Don thought this whole thing was so funny, he laid a golf ball in a course of brick up in the gable. It's still there.
I've had a golf ball bounce off the street in front of me when driving in a car before. It takes a second for your brain to process just what exactly it was. The lady is lucky all she lost was some teeth.....although, I doubt she feels lucky right now.