Guy Gowar was just out for a hit at Meole Brace Golf Course in Shewsbury when an unexpected turn of events almost claimed his life.
The 19-year-old recently recalled the events on that day in April of last year, in an interview with itvNEWS.
After popping in for a quick round after work, Gowar suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while on the golf course. He told the news outlet that he wasn’t quite sure why he’d decided to play golf after work as it’s not something he usually does.
Thanks to the quick reaction and CPR efforts of professional sports therapist Aaron Lambley, who was golfing nearby and had recognised what was happening, the 19-year-old’s life was saved.
Gowar believes he would not be here today telling his story if it wasn’t for Lambley.
“He quickly realised that I’d gone into cardiac arrest and obviously so lucky that he was there and that someone knew what was going on because on one else really did,” Gowar said.
Mr. Lambley said he just went into autopilot, adding
“Thankfully it is the first and only time I’ve had to do it so far in real life but straight into CPR and made sure that there was a defibrillator on the way and that the emergency services were notified what was going on.”
Since his cardiac arrest, Gowar has been diagnosed with Long QT syndrome, a condition affecting his heart rhythm which can cause rapid and chaotic heartbeats.
Due to his condition, he has had to give up playing football but said that he will always be grateful that Lambley just happened to be on the golf course that day.