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Man Dies After Struck By Tree Limb On Golf Course

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Charles T. Myers Golf Course is one of the best golf courses around Charlotte for golfers at all levels. (Credit: charlottepublicgolf.com)

Charles T. Myers Golf Course is one of the best golf courses around Charlotte for golfers at all levels. (Credit: charlottepublicgolf.com)

DALLAS, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a Gaston County golf course has died after he was struck by a tree limb.

Officials said 63-year-old Joe Herman Ratchford died after he was struck on the Apple Creek golf course in Dallas.

Officials said a tree had fallen and Ratchford was working to remove it when part of it hit him in the head.

The investigation is continuing.

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