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post #253 of 260

You sliced a ball into an expensive window? Of course that wasn't the right thing. Put it into the fairway next time.

post #254 of 260

I see a trend of individuals that feel no matter where they decide to live that if some outside agency causes damages either property or personal that individual is responsible despite the owner knowing about this inherent risk from the get go. So say your home is near an oil refinery and this plant has releases from time to time and your neighborhood is ordered to shelter in place every so often, god forbid one of your kids winds up with leukemia some years later do you think that big oil company is going to offer to pay all the medical bills plus pain and suffering because they have releases of petro chemicals from time to time? I know there would be the burden of proof but if there was a pattern established how inclined would these companies be to offer help or even admit the possibility they may have caused your child to be sick. Furthermore the public would probably say why the hell did you choose to live next to one of those places knowing how dangerous they could be, same sort of thing could be said about airports and train tracks where noise is the issue. I'm not going to advocate running off the course if you hear a crash, I think you should at the very least make sure there is no one who got hurt and needs medical attention before leaving but that's it, they made the choice to put their property and health in harms way by living adjacent to a golf course and as long as the golfer was not being negligent that's the end of it.

post #255 of 260
I was playing the other day and a guy who was about 21 yoa joins me on a hole which parallels a road. I had already hit so I said go ahead. He proceeded to push slice into the road as soon as a car was coming and nails it on the passenger side "A" pillar.

He panicks and turns his back on the woman as she's yelling that he hit her GD car. He is asking "what do I do" repeatedly and then saying to her it was "hit in a great spot and no damage." He again is like, "what do I do and who's fault is this?" I say according to the golf course, it is your fault and are required to pay. He is being a little ignorant to the lady and I say you should at least start apologizing. So he goes over and apologizes pitifully and talks to her and she lets him off the hook.

Two morals here, do the right thing and everything will be fine and don't hit hybrids off the tee.
post #256 of 260
I am not sure on this. What I am sure of is that some of the examples used to prove a point in this thread are a little weak. :)
Let's get back to this one, as I think it is the best match.
If I go to watch a local beer league soft ball game I park just behind the 4' fence on the third base side. Prime foul ball area. Anyone who has been to one of these games would know there is a risk in parking there. Foul balls are just part of the game. But it is a parking spot. When the foul ball breaks my windshield who is responsible? Me? The batter?
This actually happened to me.
post #257 of 260
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Originally Posted by 18rounds View Post

I am not sure on this. What I am sure of is that some of the examples used to prove a point in this thread are a little weak. :)
Let's get back to this one, as I think it is the best match.
If I go to watch a local beer league soft ball game I park just behind the 4' fence on the third base side. Prime foul ball area. Anyone who has been to one of these games would know there is a risk in parking there. Foul balls are just part of the game. But it is a parking spot. When the foul ball breaks my windshield who is responsible? Me? The batter?
This actually happened to me.

There is no right answer unless we know the exact golf course and have a copy of their home owners associations policy or purchase contract.

 

As I stated in an earlier post, I owned a house on golf course and was required to accept responsibility for all damage incurred to my house during casual play.  I'm aware of other golf course homes that did not require such a waiver.

 

IMO, the issue isn't so much who's financially responsible but did the OP act like a coward by running away instead of making sure everyone in the house was okay given the size of the window he broke.

post #258 of 260
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

There is no right answer unless we know the exact golf course and have a copy of their home owners associations policy or purchase contract.

 

As I stated in an earlier post, I owned a house on golf course and was required to accept responsibility for all damage incurred to my house during casual play.  I'm aware of other golf course homes that did not require such a waiver.

 

IMO, the issue isn't so much who's financially responsible but did the OP act like a coward by running away instead of making sure everyone in the house was okay given the size of the window he broke.

 



BINGO!

Who pays for the window can be worked out and probably varies in different locations and in different circumstances.

If you have to take off running because of something you did you are in the wrong.

(I think I did that one time when I was about about 5 years old). d2_doh.gif
post #259 of 260

Just hope you don't a personalized golf balls!

post #260 of 260
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Just hope you don't a personalized golf balls!

 

Right, a return address would not be recommended.

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