Video of Golf Course Brawl at Elementary School Fundraiser Goes Viral

Wild footage of a golf course fight between two men at a children's school fundraiser has gone viral online.

The brawl played out on Friday at the Maccauvlei Golf Club in Vereeniging, South Africa. According to a report from News24, the two men were part of a sponsor group for seventh-grade students at the Laerskool Vryheidsmonument school.

A clip of the video was posted to Twitter and has since circulated internationally. Two older men are seen throwing punches before one pulls the other's shirt off. The shirtless man proceeds to grab a flagstick and hit the other, causing it to snap in half. A few last punches are thrown before bystanders are able to intervene.

The club's general manager Leon Kruger told The Times Live that the fight erupted over one falsely accusing the other of having stolen his cell phone.

"The golfers were playing 18 holes. A player on the 18th hole had lost his phone and when he called it a golfer on the 17th hole answered it," Kruger told the outlet. "There was a heated exchange of words and a rumpus when the players approached each other."

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Kruger added that the confrontation likely turned physical because the players were inebriated. "This whole thing comes down too much alcohol and the players, who until then had been well behaved, drinking on the course," he said. "From the video, you can see that both were incredibly wobbly on their feet."

"Never in the 15 years that I have been here have I seen anything so barbaric taking place on the golf course. Our club definitely does not condone such behavior," he added.

Event organizer Surita Pita confirmed to The Times Live that neither men are parents of kids at the elementary school.

"We do not know what happened, but it is terrible. It is embarrassing," Pita said. "We have no idea who they are."

Kruger also told News24 that the club would be reaching out to the men involved in the brawl, and would work more closely with event organizers to keep something like this from happening again.

"Banning fundraisers is not a solution to the problem," he said. "The school would lose out if we did that. People should behave themselves."

"A fight is not what you want to see on the golf course," he concluded.

These men are certainly not the first to engage in a viral public fistfight. In March, female shoppers and staffers at a Bath & Body Works store got into a massive brawl over social distancing rules.

Two dads got into an epic golf course brawl over accusations of theft. Patrick Smith/Getty Images