A golf pro saved a man's life who had driven his car in a water hazard

Josh Gardner (PGA Alberta)
Josh Gardner (PGA Alberta)

A head golf pro has plenty of duties that they don't teach you during your PGA training. Your life is your golf course, and that might mean giving lessons to juniors, cutting holes when your maintenance man calls in sick, and picking up range balls when nobody else is around to do it.

One thing you don't expect to do is save someone who just drove their vehicle into one of your water hazards on the golf course. That scenario went down at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club in Calgary, Alberta this past Saturday when head pro Josh Gardner had to act fast to save a life of someone who drove their vehicle into one of the lakes on his property.

Gardner was giving a lesson when he heard a bang, and saw the minivan go airborne and land in the middle of a lake on his golf course. Gardner acted fast, jumping in to save whoever was in the sinking vehicle.

According to the Calgary Sun, Gardner unbuckled the man in the driver's seat, pulled him out of the sinking car and swam him to safety as the car was quickly disappearing. The 40-year-old man in the vehicle was taken to the hospital and appears to be fine, all thanks to a head pro who acted fast and got this guy out of his car as quick as he could.

Check out Gardner's interview with the "Morning Drive" crew below, as he explains in his own words what unusual events happened at his course over the weekend.

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