A Judge has ruled that a jury must take into account whether a golfer was negligent when his ball hit a woman in her course-side yard.
The woman is suing the golfer for failing to aim properly, failing to execute his swing, and failing to warn her. I can buy the last—many don’t yell Fore soon enough—but if failing to execute a swing constitutes legal negligence, the entire sport would close down. Even PGA Tour professionals fail to execute their swings on occasion.
She may not like the consequences of living next to a course—like occasionally coming under golf ball fire—but you can bet she’d scream bloody murder if the course were to close. I have no idea how they’d prove negligence, though. Everyone hits had shots, and sometimes they go unexpected places.