Man bites off fellow golfer's thumb at Massachusetts golf club

A potentially par-inspired spar erupted in Massachusetts Friday, leading one golfer to bite the finger off of another.

A 47-year-old man was arrested and charged with mayhem after taking matters into his own mouth – er, hands – at the Southers Marsh Golf Club in Plymouth, Mass., WCVB reports.

He was taken to jail, while his victim – whose thumb was reportedly chomped off to the knuckle – paid a visit to the hospital.

Dispatcher audio obtained by WCVB reports that “two foursomes got into an altercation and there’s been a finger that’s been bitten off.”

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AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jason Day of Australia talks with a patron after his shot landed in the patron's beverage during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jason Day of Australia talks with a patron after his shot landed in the patron's beverage during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jason Day of Australia hands a patron his cup to finish his drink after Day's shot landed in the patron's beverage during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jason Day of Australia talks with a patron after his shot landed in the patron's beverage during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jason Day of Australia evaluates his shot after his ball landed in a patron's beverage during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: A patron finishes his beverage after a shot by Jason Day of Australia (not pictured) landed in the cup during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: A patron finishes his beverage after a shot by Jason Day of Australia (not pictured) landed in the cup during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 05: Jason Day of Australia talks with a patron after his shot landed in the patron's beverage during the first round of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2018 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The audio also said the victim was lying down between a cluster of golf carts near the club’s main entrance road.

The victim’s identity and condition have yet to be released.

In Massachusetts, a mayhem charge means acting to purposely maim or disfigure another person. It comes with a potential sentence of up to 20 years in state prison, a fine of up to $1,000 and up to two and a half years of jail time.

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